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), Roger Dickey (Roger Dickey’s Rolling Fund), Ryan Moore (Accomplice VC), David Wieland (IrishAngels), John Stokes (Real Ventures), 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), Eric Ver Ploeg (DTCP), Naval Ravikant (AngelList Syndicator), Peter Livingston (Unpopular Ventures), Howard Morgan (B Capital Group), 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
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Series AJun 2015$15M
Co-investors: Scott Stanford (Sherpa Ventures), David Stern (Clearstone), Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs), Gary Vaynerchuk (Vayner RSE), Jose Marin (FJ Labs), Guimar Vaca Sittic (FJ Labs), M.G. Siegler (GV), Zach Weinberg (Operator Partners), MG Siegler, Josh Abramson, Scott Belsky, Naveen Selvadurai
Series AOct 2014$3.5M
Co-investors: Andy McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Gady Nemirovsky (Inspiration VC), Keval Desai (InterWest), Robert Fanini (Inspiration VC), Shan Mehta (CITG Capital), Cyan Banister (Long Journey Ventures), Thomas Korte (AngelPad), Carine Magescas (AngelPad), Jay Gould, Hiten Shah, Peter Bordes, Jay Baer, Scott Banister, Alberto Benbunan, Dharmesh Shah, Gokul Rajaram
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