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95 Best Philadelphia Angel Investors

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Josh Kopelman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Josh Kopelman has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. In 1992, while he was a stu…


David Blitzer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David S. Blitzer is a Senior Managing Director & Head of the Tactical Opportunities group. David Blitzer is based in New York, having establ…


Yakir Gola

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

As a freshman at Drexel University, Yakir Gola met co-founder Rafael Ilishayev on the first day of their Business 101 class, and the two wen…


Rudy Karsan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Rudy Karsan is a technology entrepreneur and investor. Nothing excites him more than a great idea and a stellar team of executors who he can…


Bob Moore

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bob Moore is Co-Founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships by discove…


Daniel Folkman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

SVP, Business at goPuff


Michael Rubin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Renowned internet entrepreneur Michael Rubin is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports mercha…


Chris Maguire

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Chris Maguire graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2004. After graduation, Chris started doing additional local c…


Paul Melchiorre

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Paul Melchiorre joined Stripes as Operating Partner in 2019.


Dan Goldsmith

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

As a CEO, Senior Executive, Board Member, Advisor, and Investor, Dan has started and scaled world class businesses in the areas of Cloud/Saa…


Steve Barsh

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steve Barsh is managing partner at Dreamit Ventures.


David J. Adelman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

As CEO of Campus Apartments, David J. Adelman is one of the nation’s leading experts on university-affiliated real estate development. Under…


Michael G. Rubin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael G. Rubin has served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of GSI Commerce® since July 1995 and as president since Oc…


Ahmir Khalib Thompson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American musician and music journalist. He is the dr…


Jake Stein

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jake Stein is the Co-Founder & CEO at Common Paper .


Stephen Gill

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Stephen Gill is a visionary technology entrepreneur and leader, whose passion for the digital marketing space inspired him to found Tiller i…


Josh Verne

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Josh Verne


Sashi Reddi

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sashi Reddi is a successful technology entrepreneur, business leader, and an active angel investor. Sashi runs a seed stage venture fund, SR…


Kartik Hosanagar

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kartik Hosanagar is a tenured Associate Professor of Internet Commerce at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kartik is a …


David Magerman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Magerman is a co-founder and managing partner at Differential Ventures. Previously, he spent the entirety of his career at Renaissan…


Leonard Lodish

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Leonard Lodish – Operating Partner @ Lumia Capital


Lars Björk

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lars Björk leads Qlik as CEO and is a member of the company’s board of directors. He oversaw the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in …


Steven M. Altschuler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Steven M. Altschuler currently serves as Managing Director-Healthcare Ventures at Ziff Capital Partners and Chair, Board of Directors of Spa…


Rick Bullotta

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Rick is the CTO and co-founder of ThingWorx. Rick was previously CTO at Invensys Wonderware, a leading global provider of manufacturing …


Tom Kulzer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom Kulzer is a Founder & CEO at AWeber Communications.


Bob Bickel

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder at RunSignUp.


Alex Ott

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alex Ott founded CrossContinentalVentures in 2002. He is a veteran in the enterprise software industry with operational and board level expe…


Jim Young

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Young co-founded HOTorNOT with James Hong in 2000, and is now an angel investor.


David Horowitz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Horowitz – Founder and CEO @ Touchdown Ventures


Edward Sullivan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Edward Sullivan joined Trust Exchange as CEO and Founder in 201. Ed Sullivan is the visionary behind Aria Systems’ success since the company…


Michael C. Forman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Craig Forman is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of FS Investments. Forman has been leading the firm since co-founding it in…


Sean Dowling

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Sean Dowling joined Osage full time as an Associate in 2011, after interning with Osage as a Summer Associate in 2010 while pursuing his MBA…


Andrew Kress

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Andrew is currently the CEO and founder of HealthVerity, a leader in developing and deploying novel technologies and tools focused on enhanc…


Jay Minkoff

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Co-Founder of HomeBuilder.com – Exited to HomeStore / Move Inc. Entrepreneur with a specialization in creating innovative marketing solutio…


Mitchell Blumenfeld

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mitch Blumenfeld joined Emzactive as Managing Director in 2011.


George Off

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

George W. Off is a former director of Checkpoint Systems, Inc., and previously served as the company’s chairman, president and CEO. Prior…


Carl Guarino

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Carl Guarino leads a seasoned management team in helping customers achieve substantial business improvements through a comprehensive procure…


Angela Duckworth

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

With 7.5 million TED Views of her ‘Grit’ talk, Angela Lee Duckworth needs no introduction to educators and leaders around the world. A consu…


Serguei Netessine

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Serguei Netessine is Vice-Dean for Global Initiatives and Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Operations, I…


Ira Lubert

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ira M. Lubert is Board of Trustees at National Constitution Center.


Peter Fader

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Peter S. Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His expertis…


Mikal C Harden

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Mikal C Harden


Neville Taraporewalla

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Former Executive [email protected]@[email protected]@The Times of India Group.


Tobias Harris

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Tobias Harris is a professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers.


Malcolm Jenkins

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Malcolm Jenkins is an American football safety for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college footbal…


Ravi Chaturvedi

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ravi Chaturvedi – Lecturer – Organizational Dynamics Program @ University of Pennsylvania


Vinod Jose

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Vinod Jose – Founder @ Konglo Ventures


Rob Schimek

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Rob Schimek – CEO @ bolttech


Martin Lautman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Martin R. Lautman serves as the Managing Partner at Marketing Channels, Inc.Lautman serves as the Managing Director at GfK ARBOR, LLC. He is…


Joseph DePaulo

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joined Sallie Mae in 2009, serving as CFO and CMO Co-founded and served as CEO of Credit One Financial Services, a consumer finance co. Prev…


Osagie O. Imasogie

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Osagie Imasogie has over 30 years of experience in the fields of law, finance, business management, healthcare, and the pharmaceutical indus…


Scott Tarte

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Scott Tarte – Chief Executive Officer @ Sparks Marketing Group


Matthew Ramer

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Matthew Ramer is a Principal of Financial Advisor, AIF at MOR Wealth Management, LLC.


Ronald Rock

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ron Rock brings three decades of experience as a bridge builder between new technology strategies and legacy enterprises. He was most recent…


Bob Hall

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bob Hall – Chairman @ Vera Bradley


Dave Girgenti

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dave Girgenti is the Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Magnum Integrated Marketing.


Guido Morelli

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Guido Morelli – CEO/Founder @ Wonder International Inc.


Raymond Walheim

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Raymond Walheim


Tim McLaughlin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

With nearly two decades of experience in strategic relationship management and the design & usability industry, Tim started Intuitive Compan…


Sean McDade

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sean is an entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of PeopleMetrics, a market research consultancy, located in Center City, Philadelphia. In…


Bob Moul

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bob is a veteran technology CEO with more than 38 years of experience working with a broad range of commercial, government, academic, and no…


Thomas Wittman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Thomas Wittman


Joe Jesuele

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Co-Founder at HomeJab


Bruce Toll

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bruce Toll


Ruth Tal-Singer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

I am internationally recognized as an innovative, patient-focused and highly analytical healthcare leader and clinical scientist with extens…


Jonathan Brassington

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jonathan A. Brassington is the CEO and a Founding Partner of LiquidHub, where he manages Consulting Operations, Finance, and Personnel Devel…


Andrew Ari Clibanoff

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Andrew Ari Clibanoff


Peter Silvester

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Peter Silvester


Brigitte Cooperman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

COO, Snipes USA


Dion Waiters

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dion Waiters is a professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA.


Jim Brady

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Brady is CEO @ Stomping Ground Inc.


John Candeto

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

John Candeto


Rob Weber

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rob Weber is Product Line Director at Microchip Technology.


Joe Zakrzewski

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Zakrzewski is currently a business leader at Onxeo. He has over 25 years of experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry, servi…


Brian Antar

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Brian co-founded hearo.fm while at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a violinist, writer, and entrepreneur. Brian manages legal affairs,…


Ezra Cohen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ezra Cohen – Owner @ LucidCircus


Michael Kearns

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Kearns – Professor @ University of Pennsylvania


Michael Phelan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Phelan is a venture partner at [Osage Venture Partners](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/osage-ventures#/entity). He also ser…


Pat Croce

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Pasquale “Pat” Croce is an American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, author, and TV personality.


Christopher Comstock

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Christopher Comstock, known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic music producer and DJ. He first gained international rec…


Peter Hotz

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Peter Hotz – Board Director @ Dorsata


Rob Nestor

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rob Nestor


Ram Mohan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ram Mohan is Chief Operating Officer of Afilias Limited. Ram oversees key strategic, management and technology choices for the company in su…


Eric Schleien

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity

Over the past decade, Eric has trained thousands of individuals including board members of public companies as well as several Fortune 500 C…


Robert Toll

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Robert I. Toll is Executive Chairman of Toll Brothers, Inc., the leading builder of luxury homes. Toll Brothers, founded in 1967, develops r…


Edward Harvey

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Private investor in early-stage companies. Senior Advisor, Dominus Capital.


Jill Scott

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jill Scott


Ed Brownley

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Ed Brownley


Alfred Bader

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alfred Bader established the Aldrich Chemical Company, later the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, as one of the world’s leading suppliers of resea…


Tariq Trotter

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tariq Trotter


John Fox

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John Fox is the Community Manager at Comcast.


Sam McKeel

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sam McKeel – operating head @ Philly


Torsten Geers

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Experienced corporate development and M&A professional and Fortune 100 senior corporate executive with extensive industry experience in educ…


Herb Lotman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Herb Lotman – Founder and Chairman @ Keystone Foods


Laura Lauder

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Laura Lauder is Board of Trustees at National Constitution Center.

Written by Mark Kendall

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