Investing Profile

Ross Blankenship(32)

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angelkings.comBoulder, Colorado
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Angel Kings Managing Partner
$50K - $10.0M
$250K
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CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Unsplash
Series AFeb 2018$10M
$21M
Co-investors: David Wieland (Motivate Ventures), Ryan Moore (Accomplice VC), David Wieland (IrishAngels), John Stokes (Real Ventures), Nitesh Banta, Roger Dickey
Notable Labs
Series ASep 2017$15M
$76M
Co-investors: Anton Simunovic (Alumni Ventures Group), Charlie Pinto (Bling Capital), Stefano Bernardi (Atomico), Kevin Mahaffey (SNR), John Kim (AMASIA), Ramanan Raghavendran (AMASIA), Milad Alucozai (BoxOne Ventures), John Noonan (Lifeforce Capital), Chris Sklarin (Alumni Ventures Group), Eric Anschutz
Numerai
Series ADec 2016$6M
$14M
Co-investors: Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures), Alexander Pack (Hack VC), Howard Morgan (B Capital Group), Peter Livingston (Unpopular Ventures), Kenneth Ballenegger (Oyster Ventures), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Samvit Ramadurgam, Eric Ver Ploeg, Alex Pack
Rappi
Seed RoundMay 2016
$1.6B
Co-investors: Andrew Reed (Sequoia Capital), Saurabh Gupta (DST Global), 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), Samvit Ramadurgam, Michael Abramson, Jonathan Swanson, Ding Zhou
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Series AJun 2015$15M
$71M
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), Dave Morin (Offline Ventures), Zach Weinberg (Operator Partners), Scott Belsky, MG Siegler, Naveen Selvadurai, Josh Abramson
Buffer
Series AOct 2014$3.5M
$4.4M
Co-investors: Andrew McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Shan Mehta (CITG Capital), Gady Nemirovsky (Inspiration VC), 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, Alberto Benbunan, Hiten Shah
Ross D. Blankenship (RossBlankenship.com) 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