Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Client Group; American Angel for 13+ years; Ture Hard Work = Sucess
Warren Shaeffer is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Vidme. He is an Angel Investor. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at SocialEngine. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Digital Objects. He was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MuckerLab, an investment associate at Golden Gate Capital and an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan. He is an alumni of Harvard.
Founder & Angel Investor Advisor: Uber, Expa Investor: Uber, Hyperloop, Lily Robotics, Postmates, Luxe, Poshmark, Blue Bottle Coffee Past: SoundTracking, imeem
Benzer is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Product Officer at Vidme. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at SocialEngine. He also Co-founded the company. He is also an angel investor. He is also a Co-Founder of Digital Objects. He did his BA in entrepreneurship from University of Redlands in 2006.
Stephan Paternot is a Co-Founder of PalmStar alongside Frakes and Taylor. Stephan is currently co-founder & CEO of Slated, an online entertainment industry marketplace that enables introductions to projects, talent, financing and sales. Stephan is also the founder and general partner of the Actarus Funds. Founded in 2002, these angel funds have backed such companies as LendingClub, SecondMarket, Indiegogo, AngelList and many more. Prior to this, he cofounded one of the first Internet community sites, theglobe.com in 1994. The company set stock market history when it went public in 1998 with a record setting IPO pushing the company valuation to over $1 Billion. Over a six-year span the company grew to over 300 employees with the website becoming one of the top thirty most trafficked sites in the world with nearly 10% of all internet users visiting the site monthly. In 1999 Stephan won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in 2001 published "A Very Public Offering", a non-fiction business book detailing his experience at theglobe.com. Before founding the company, Stephan attended Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Stephan grew up in Switzerland and the United Kingdom before attending college in the United States. Beyond his duties at the Actarus Funds, Stephan sits on the board of the Heineman Foundation, based in New York, and on the board of it's sister organization the Heineman-Stiftung, based in Berlin. The aims of the foundations are to give financial support to educational, artistic, cause based and scientific non-profit institutions. Stephan resides in Los Angeles.
Chris DeWolfe is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Jam City. He is an angel investor. He is also a Co-Founder of MySpace. He was a Co-Founder at ResponseBase. Under his leadership, Jam City's players and revenues have grown by more than 1000 percent since 2013. As former CEO of MySpace, Chris popularized social networking and revolutionized the music industry. The site, formed in 2004, became the most visited in the U.S. by 2006 with 90 million members. By the time he left the company in 2009, MySpace had more than 130 million monthly active users around the world. Chris received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015 and the Producers Guild of America's Vanguard award in 2009. TIME included him among its 2006 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Barbara Walters named him one of her 10 Most Fascinating People in 2007. He studied finance at the University of Washington and attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, which honored him in 2006 with its Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award. An advisor at USC's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a board member of Woven Digital, he lives in Los Angeles with his family and actively participates in animal rescue operations. He also serves as Advisor at Troy Capital Partners.
Founder & Partner at Aenigma Capital | CEO & Co-founder of Epoxy | President of Digital at Team Downey | Partner, Downey Ventures | IDEO designer | Stanford Engineering & MBA | Angel Investor
Angel: Oculus VR (to FB), Climate Corp, Hired, Glide Founded: Scopely, Opp. Views, ASI Conceived: AdSense while @ Applied Semantics => 4 yr @ Google.
Loureiro is the Founder and CEO at Spinlister. As the CEO, he is responsible for the overall direction of the company, securing strategic partnerships, raising funding and elevating the brand. Before serving as its CEO, Marcelo was an angel investor in the company and after a year he purchased the company from its original founders to revamp the service and keep the business growing. A serial entrepreneur by nature, Loureiro was part of the founding team of Sagatiba, Inc., a Brazilian liquor company that was sold in 2011 to Campari. At Sagatiba, he oversaw the sales and marketing of the new spirit, Cachaca, in the United States. Prior to that, he created the Brazilian clothing company Mandi.net that was sold to the holding company that distribute Calvin Klein in Brazil in 2005. In addition to serving as the CEO of Spinlister, Loureiro sits on the board of cleansing juice company UrbanRemedy.com and uses his beverage industry experience and contacts to advise the direction of the company. Loureiro also sits on the board of Pinion, a crowdsource research company (app) focusing on customer behavior and price/quality monitoring for consumer goods on retail and wholesale business in Brazil. Loureiro also worked as a social activist in his home country of Brazil and was deeply involved with NGOS and poor families in Sao Paulo. To help bring awareness to the social cause in the city, he produced a documentary, A PONTE, and a successful music festival Power to the Peaceful Brazil in 2007.
Michael Broukhim is a Co-Founder and serves as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer at FabFitFun. Prior to FabFitFun, Michael was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Charlie (formerly, Opera New Media), where he directed digital strategies for celebrities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofits. His clients included Samuel L. Jackson, Tumblr, Rudy Giuliani, Rachel Zoe, Pfizer, and the Golden Globe Awards. Michael also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses to film and business students. In 2015, USC recognized Michael as a finalist for the Steven J. Sample Teaching Award. Michael is an active angel investor with an emphasis on working with Los Angeles based companies during their earliest stages. Some notable early stage investments include Whisper, Cargomatic, Reformation, MeUndies, Ring, ChowNow, Artsy, Homee, and Zoe Media Group. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he served as Editorial Chair of the Harvard Crimson, co-founded the Leadership Institute at Harvard College, and won the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for his research on ethical consumption. Michael continued his education at Stanford Law School earning his J.D. in 2013.
John Hering is a Co-Founder and Director of Coalition. he serves as the General Partner at Vy Capital. He serves as an Advisor at Harbor. Hering is a Co-Founder and serves as the Executive Director and Board Member at Lookout. John is responsible for driving the company's long term vision and success together with Jim and the executive team. He is an entrepreneur with a vision of creating a more secure world in the post-PC era. In five short years, John has grown Lookout's user base to more than 50 million worldwide and built a platform for providing protection across networks and devices. Top publications have recognized John as an industry leader and innovator. BusinessWeek named John a Best Young Tech Entrepreneur in 2010, Fortune named him a Smartest Person in Tech 2011, more recently, the editors of MIT Tech Review dubbed John a 35 Under 35 entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine included John on its lists of 2012 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs. John is a frequent presenter at mobile and tech industry events including: RSA, Mobile World Congress, Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, Fortune Brainstorm. Additionally, John is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups.
At Javelin, Alex is a generalist, looking for disruptive opportunities across a variety of sectors, including marketplaces, e-commerce, digital media, consumer mobile, gaming, fintech, and enterprise SaaS. He sits on the boards of Estimote, KindlyCare, MasterClass, Rinse, Stensul, Telerivet, and Vendigo. Alex is also a board observer for Mythical Games and Thumbtack. Prior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, where he helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to DFJ, Alex was the first employee at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space, where he led the company’s initial product roll out, customer acquisition, and retail distribution strategy in product management and business development roles. Alex was also co-founder of Say-Hey-Hey.com, one of the web’s first free video dating sites, where he was in charge of all product development, fundraising, and business development efforts. Alex serves as a key advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage start-ups, including Sifteo (acquired by 3DR). Alex holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was co-President of the Venture Capital Club, a leader of a Global Study Trip, and a Board Fellow. He also holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering, a B.A. in International Relations, and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, Alex was a Mayfield Fellow and led major technology centered research projects at General Motors and IBM for Stanford’s Center for Work, Technology, and Organization.
Founding partner at Los Angeles-based boutique venture capital firm Orange Equity. Born and raised in The Netherlands. Recovering lawyer.
Investor. Entrepreneur. Advisor. Early chatbot investor in 1 of 1st exits. Into AR/VR, MarTech, Supply Chain & Logistics & e-commerce. Here to help...