Investing Profile

Ross Blankenship(32)


angelkings.comBoulder, Colorado
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Network
Cornell University Network
Angel Kings Managing Partner
$50K - $10.0M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Series AFeb 2018$10.3M
Co-investors: David Wieland (Motivate Ventures), Ryan Moore (Accomplice VC), David Wieland (IrishAngels), John Stokes (Real Ventures), Roger Dickey, Nitesh Banta
Notable Labs
Series ASep 2017$14.8M
Co-investors: Kevin Mahaffey (SNR), Jim Kim (formation|8), Charlie Pinto (Bling Capital), Stefano Bernardi, Eric Anschutz
Series ADec 2016$6M
Co-investors: Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures), Howard Morgan (B Capital Group), Eric Ver Ploeg (DTCP), Naval Ravikant (AngelList Syndicator), Peter Livingston (Unpopular Ventures), Kenneth Ballenegger (Oyster Ventures), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Samvit Ramadurgam, Alex Pack
Seed RoundMay 2016
Co-investors: Andrew Reed (Sequoia Capital), Sydney Meheula (Softbank Group), Anu Hariharan (Y Combinator), Sergio Romo (Investo), Allen Taylor (Endeavor Catalyst), Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs), Ullas Naik (Streamlined Ventures), Sajid Rahman (MYASIAVC PTE LTD), Utsav Somani (AngelList), Michael Abramson, Jonathan Swanson, Ding Zhou, Samvit Ramadurgam
Managed by Q
Series AJun 2015$15M
Co-investors: David Stern (Clearstone), Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs), Gary Vaynerchuk (Vayner RSE), Scott Stanford (ACME Capital), Jose Marin (FJ Labs), Guimar Vaca Sittic (FJ Labs), M.G. Siegler (GV), Zach Weinberg (Operator Partners), Naveen Selvadurai, MG Siegler, Josh Abramson, Scott Belsky
Series AOct 2014$3.5M
Co-investors: Andrew McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Gady Nemirovsky (Inspiration VC), Shan Mehta (CITG Capital), Keval Desai (InterWest), Robert Fanini (Inspiration VC), Cyan Banister (Long Journey Ventures), Thomas Korte (AngelPad), Carine Magescas (AngelPad), Gokul Rajaram, Jay Baer, Jay Gould, Peter Bordes, Dharmesh Shah, Scott Banister, Hiten Shah, Alberto Benbunan
Ross D. Blankenship ( is an early angel investor, 3x entrepreneur in technology startups, and expert advisor to America's Top Startups. Blankenship has helped create some of America's most popular websites and mobile applications. Ross Blankenship helps startups that want to grow and scale into the America's next top startups.
Not interested in clones or copies. Originality is key.
CEO and Chairman Angel Kings2007 - Present
Enforcement Division U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission2007 - 2007
Admissions and Education Policy Committee Cornell University2003 - 2005
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cybersecurity Technology
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) Law
Cornell University BA Government
NMH Diploma HS