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48 Best & Most Active Santa Monica Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Santa Monica Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Santa Monica Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Jesse Draper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jesse Draper joined Halogen Ventures as General Partner in 2016. Jesse Draper is founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and…


Jose Feliciano

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

José E. Feliciano is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clearlake Capital Group.


Laurent Grill

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Laurent is an Entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist who works with start-up founders to successfully build scalable teams, strong company c…


Jamie Montgomery

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jamie Montgomery is a Founder and Managing Director of March Capital Partners. Prior he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mon…


Allen Morgan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

After 12 years as a General Partner/Managing Director/Venture Partner at Mayfield Fund, I’m now fully-engaged in two pursuits: (1) as an act…


Scott Marlette

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

For two decades, Scott has been a pioneer in building tools and resources that help consumers live better lives. He was one of the first emp…


Jim Armstrong

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

A successful and experienced early stage venture investor across a variety of enterprise and consumer facing technology companies, Jim has e…


William Woodward

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill’s technology interests include innovative software platforms, emerging new media models, and broadband convergence. His personal intere…


Samit Varma

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Samit was born in Mt. Sinai, New York. He has since lived in Maryland, South Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, and California. Samit is an avi…


William Barnes

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Operator turned investor – first 50 at UBER, started LA and scaled West Coast Operations.


Peter Chernin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Since June 2009, Chernin has served as Founder and Chairman of Chernin Entertainment, LLC, a film and television production company, and The…


Gregory Milken

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Gregory Milken is Managing Director at March Capital Partners, where he focuses on investments in digital media, gaming and esports. Gregor…


Ben Marcus

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ben Marcus is an aviation expert and executive. Prior to AirMap, he co-founded and was CEO of jetAVIVA, the world’s largest light business j…


Ben Savage

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Ben manages Clocktower Technology Ventures and is responsible for all of Clocktower Group’s private market activities. Ben was previously Di…


Scott Painter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Scott Painter is the founder and former CEO of Fair and TrueCar. He is a serial entrepreneur having incorporated 37 companies and having r…


Andrew Brooks M.D.

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andrew Brooks M.D. – Co-Founder/Chief Medical Officer @ TigerConnect


Bill Elkus

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill Elkus conceived the Clearstone Venture Partners concept in 1997 and has been a Managing Member of its General Partners since their ince…


Sumant Mandal

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sumant is Managing Director and cofounder of LA-based March Capital Partners, in addition to being cofounder of two leading technology incub…


Adam Demuyakor

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Adam started his career at Morgan Stanley in the real estate private equity and banking groups, where he covered many of the largest REITs a…


Shaun Arora

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Shaun Arora graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with Honors and went to work as a cultural anthropologist for consumer package…


Brian McLoughlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Mr. Brian McLoughlin is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at MTech Capital. Previously, he was a Partner at Upfront Ventures for 13 years. …


Kevin Boylan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Kevin Boylan is co-founder and partner at Powerplant Partners.


Josef Holm

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Josef Holm – Founding Partner @ Draper Goren Holm


Chris Ahearn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chris Ahearn is a Venture Partner at FirstMark Capital and an active independent investor. He is currently on the boards of NewsCred, WiserC…


Terren Peizer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Peizer is an entrepreneur, investor, and financier with a particular interest in healthcare, having founded and successfully commerciali…


Jim McDermott

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jim McDermott – Founder & Managing Partner @ Rusheen Capital Management


Matt Lydecker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Matt Lydecker – Lead Investor @ Luma Launch


Matthew Safaii

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew has worked at several private equity firms in the U.S. and Europe. He is also an entrepreneur. His deal and board experience is conc…


David Travers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Travers – Managing Partner @ Basepoint Ventures


Lucas Mann

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lucas Mann – Managing Partner @ Acre Venture Partners


Han Kao

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Han Kao grew up in New York City and graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founde…


Jeremy Erlich

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Global Head of Music at Spotify.


Bryce Knight

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Secondary Market, Seed

Bryce Knight is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Bryce is the CEO of Nanocap Ventures, a boutique management consulting fi…


Luke Armour

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Luke Armour – Founder and Managing Partner @ Chaac Ventures


Prashant Mehrotra

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prashant Mehrotra – Partner @ Clearlake Capital Group


Thomas Unterman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Thomas E. Unterman founded Rustic Canyon in 1999 and has raised venture funds in excess of $800 million. Among his notable investments are N…


Jon Feltheimer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jon Feltheimer is the Chief Executive Officer at Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc. Feltheimer serves as the …


Gerard Casale

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Managing Member/Co-Founder. Angel investor and securities lawyer that led over $1 billion in capital formation. Founder and CEO of X-Laborat…


Matt Klein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Klein – Principal @ Arrowroot Capital Management


Alan Leavitt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alan Leavitt is Managing Director of Trently Advisors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Wholesome Valley Foods (d/b/a Barnan…


Megan Guy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Megan is Co-Founder and Partner at King River Capital and has over fifteen years’ experience at the intersection of finance, technology, and…


Alasdair Trotter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alasdair is a Partner at Innosight where he specializes in innovation strategy & incubation within the healthcare, finance & technology indu…


Ally Warson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ally Warson Principal at UP.Partners


Kareem El Sawy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kareem is a founding Partner of Arrowroot Capital and is responsible for overseeing investment professionals & operating partners, qualifyin…


Jon Funk

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Jon Funk joined Ocean Road Partners as Founder in 2009.


Rusty Parks

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rusty Parks


Michael Ackad

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Ackad


Susan Fleischman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Experienced physician executive with deep knowledge and experience in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, and care delivery to low income popul…

Written by Mark Kendall

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