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86 Best Santa Monica Angel Investors

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Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Santa Monica Angel Investors. 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 Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


James Siminoff

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

A lifelong inventor and successful entrepreneur, Jamie created the world’s first Wi-Fi video doorbell while working in his garage in 2011. T…


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.


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…


Michael Ryan Dubin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Dubin is a co-founder and chief executive officer of [Dollar Shave Club](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/dollar-shave-club#/…


Zander Lurie

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Zander is CEO of SurveyMonkey and serves on its board of directors, which he has been a part of since 2009. Previously, Zander was Senior Vi…


Jake Kassan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jake Kassan – CEO/Co-Founder @ MVMT


Robert Gryn

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Robert turned Codewise into one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, with a 290% average revenue growth rate since the beginning of operat…


Shivani Siroya

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of Tala, a mobile technology and data science company that is working to deliver financial access, cho…


Hayden Slater

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Hayden Slater started Pressed Juicery in 2010 with his two childhood friends Hedi Gores and Carly de Castro with the goal of making high nut…


Aaron Hirschhorn

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Aaron Hirschhorn is the Founder & CEO at Gallant.


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…


Jiake Liu

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jiake Liu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Outer.


Josh Berman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Currently Josh is the Co-Founder and CEO of BeachMint, a next generation eCommerce company based in Santa Monica, CA. The company is focused…


Michael Mahan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Mahan is the President of dick clark productions and a Partner of Mosaic Media Investment Partners. Mr. Mahan brings a wealth of exp…


Chad DePue

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chad DePue is CTO at Whisper.


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…


Tim Davis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Venture

Timothy T Davis, MD is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) and Pain Medicine. The founder of Source Healthc…


Brady Brim-DeForest

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Brady Brim-DeForest is the Chief Executive Officer of Theorem.


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…


Richard Rosenblatt

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Richard is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Whipclip, an app that enables users to share their favorite TV moments. Prior to Whipclip, Ri…


Tom Dare

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom has over 20 years of experience building and managing Internet companies through startup, growth, funding, and exit stages. Tom is the c…


Vlad Panchenko

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Volodymyr Panchenko is private merchant of digital games in the world. He is founder of skins.cash — 2nd biggest virtual items marketplace….


Alexander Straub

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Alexander Straub is the Founder of Windfinity and Straub Ventures, and the Managing Director of Material Machines.


Jonathan Congdon

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jonathan Congdon – President & Co-founder @ Beachbody


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.


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…


Zach Bruhnke

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Zach is the Founder of Spout, a YC W12 Alumni and a serial entrepreneur, Zach has founded four tech startups selling his first while still a…


Kyle Mitnick

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kyle Mitnick


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…


Scott H. Cohen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity, Venture

Scott Cohen has over 25 years of professional investment experience, including public and private debt and equity. Mr. Cohen joined Silver …


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. …


Fred Krueger

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Fred Krueger is a NINE time founder with multiple exits in the social networking, advertising, and casual gaming space. His lifelong career …


John Rudolph

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John is an advisor to many media and tech firms, as well as an investor. He is a trusted advisor to seed stage and large companies with a s…


Shomik Dutta

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Shomik has built a diverse career in politics, renewable energy, and finance. He is a veteran of several Democratic campaigns and served as …


Adam Townsend

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Adam Townsend was named Executive Vice President, Investor Relations at CBS Corporation in July 2008, charged with overseeing the Company’s …


Tom Villante

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom co-founded YapStone, Inc. in 1999 and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Villante served as the Chief Executive Officer of YapStone, I…


Joe Perez

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joe Perez – Founder @ Tastemade


Joshua Montross

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joshua Montross


Scott Kriz

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Scott Kriz


Tristan Couvares

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tristan Couvares, currently founded and runs one of Los Angeles’ premier staffing firms targeting venture-backed startups and engineers, The…


Mike Einziger

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Aaron “Mike” Einziger (born June 21, 1976) is an American musician, best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter of the rock band I…


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…


Nick Green

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nick Green is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thrive Market, a membership-based market that makes high-quality, healthy, and sustainable products …


Alex Karelin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

A lifelong entrepreneur and prolific angel investor, Alex formed TulaCo in 2010, but the core of the team has been working together since 19…


Robert Goldberg

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Robert Goldberg Board Member at Lyte.


David Travers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Travers – Managing Partner @ Basepoint Ventures


Royce Disini

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Royce Disini is the Founder and CEO of Mobcrush. Prior to this, he worked as Product at M-GO. He was the Founder of Zabbi. He served as Exec…


Jon Ferrara

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jon Ferrara is a CRM and Relationship Management entrepreneur and noted speaker about Social Media’s effects on Sales and Marketing. His mos…


Brett Bernstein

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brett Bernstein – Founder & CEO @ Gatsby


Joaquin Ayuso

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joaquin Ayuso


James Young

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

James Young co-founder at Abridged


Adalsteinn Alli Ottarsson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

As senior development director at Riot Games, Aðalsteinn “Alli” Óttarsson serves as a compass for the development efforts of League of Legen…


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 …


David Ellison

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Ellison is Chief Executive Officer of Skydance, the diversified media company he founded in 2010 to create elevated, event-level, comm…


Jared Ablon

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jared Ablon previously was the Chief Information Security Officer at AirMap where he was the reciepient of the CISO of the year award by the…


Evan Rifkin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Evan Rifkin is a CEO @ Burstly .


Russ Sach

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Russ Sach – Investor @ TurnKey Vacation Rentals


Nick Hedges

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

A 20-year veteran of the Internet and software as a service (SaaS) industry, Nick comes to MomentFeed having been President and CEO of Veloc…


Nicholas Green

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nicholas R. Green joined Thrive Market as Co-Founder and CEO in 2013.


Charles La

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Charles La is a Senior Software Engineer at Google.


Brian Foley

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

CEO and Founder at Buddytruk


Arjan de Raaf

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Arjan de Raaf – CEO @ Totally.Dot


Abhimanyu (Abhi) Singh

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

VP Client Services at TaskUs


Danny Epstien

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Danny Epstien


Sandy Grushow

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Sandy Grushow – CEO @ Phase2Media


Eric Zdenek

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Eric Zdenek – CEO and Co-Founder @ TSN Advertising


Katherine Gaffney

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Katherine runs a strategy, finance and operations consulting practice advising tech startups and digital media companies in LA, SF, and the …


Josh Pritchard

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Josh Pritchard


Russell Tuchman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Russell is the Founder and CEO of BashPros Inc. Previously Russell was the original Co-Founder of Buddytruk. A hard working and forward …


Nathan Walton

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Nathan Walton is a Partner and Head of the Ares Energy Group. He joined the Firm in 2006. Mr. Walton serves on the Ares Private Equity Group…


Logan Margulies

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Logan Margulies is a Head of Live Support at Riot Games.


Philip Wilson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Philip Wilson – CEO/CoFounder @ Fullcourt


Hector Sahagun

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Hector Sahagun is an engineering manager at VideoAmp.


Atta Tarki

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Atta Tarki


Dean Gebert

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dean Gebert is the Product Development – Advisor, Consultant at Various Companies.


Punit Shah

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Punit Shah


Cris Popenoe

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Cris Popenoe – President @ Dawn Production


Josh Binnie

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Josh Binnie – CEO @ TeamNow


Jerry Jao

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jerry Jao


Luis Santos

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Luis Santos – Founder @ EVERFREIGHT INC


Gustav Andersson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Gustav Andersson – Board member @ LoanBook Capital


Jennifer Snow

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jennifer Snow

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