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Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, a social media brand consulting agency, video blogger, co-owner and director of operations of a wine retail store, and an author and public speaker on the subjects of social media, brand building and e-commerce.

What raised Vaynerchuk’s notoriety even more than his business acumen was his foresight combined with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business.

Vaynerchuk’s is the author of three bestsellers The Thank You Economy, CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion, and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Medium 1/2014Series A$25M13
Hightower 12/2013Seed$2.12M13
Songza 9/2013Venture Round$4.7M11
Carnival 8/2013Seed$2.4M8
Pict 4/2013Seed$1.4M9
Grand St. 4/2013Seed$1.3M9
Vengo Labs 2/2013Seed$1M8
RebelMouse 10/2012Seed$2.5M13
Cozy 10/2012Seed$1.5M6
PrePlay 7/2012Series A$3.1M2
Prosodic 5/2012Seed$1.4M3
Brit + Co. 4/2012Seed$1.25M9
Circa 4/2012Convertible Note$900k21
NewHound 3/2012Seed$1.5M10
One Inc. 7/2011Seed$1M8
Adaptly 4/2011Series A$2M8
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Forrst 3/2011Seed$205k7
Yobongo 3/2011Seed$1.35M10
Karma 1/2011Venture Round5
BabbaCo 1/2011Seed2
Path 11/2010Angel$2.5M28
Birchbox 10/2010Seed$1.4M8
Rapportive 8/2010Seed$1M16
Textingly 8/2010Seed$650k3
Ze Frank Games 7/2010Seed$500k11
Wildfire, a division of Google 4/2010Series A$4M5
Postling 3/2010Angel$350k8
Gowalla 12/2009Series B$8.29M10
SimpleGeo 11/2009Seed$1.47M15



This video was originally published on Beet.TV

Added: 3/5/09

This video was originally published on Beet.TV

Added: 3/5/09

The Web 2.0 Show: Episode 42 - FOWA 2008 / Kevin Rose / Gary Vaynerchuk

Added: 3/8/10


  1. Blogging Platform Medium Closes $25M Round Led By Greylock ( [edit]
  2. Hightower Secures $2.12M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  3. Songza Raises $4.7 Million Funding Round To Develop Advertising You May Actually Enjoy ( [edit]
  4. Agency-turned-platform Carnival Labs snags $2.4 million to help brands manage all their apps ( [edit]
  5. PICT Gets $1.4M From Lowercase Capital, Forerunner Ventures And Others For ‘Shoppable’ Photo Tech ( [edit]
  6. E-Commerce Site Grand St. Raises $1.3 Million To Give Makers A Place To Sell Their Gadgets ( [edit]
  7. David Tisch, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk & Others Put $1 Million Into Vengo, The Mini Vending Machines From TaxiTreats Maker ( [edit]
  8. Paul Berry’s Rebel Mouse raises $2.5 million from an A-list group of investors ( [edit]
  9. Rent Management Startup Cozy Raises $1.5M From The Social + Capital Partnership, Google Ventures, Others ( [edit]
  10. Predictive Game Studio PrePlay Raises $3.1M Series A From Gary Vaynerchuck And Others ( [edit]
  11. Prosodic Completes $1.4M Seed Funding Round ( [edit]
  12. Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary ( [edit]
  13. All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa ( [edit]
  14. Mobile Ad Optimization Startup AppStack Raises $1.5M From Eric Schmidt, Google Ventures And Others ( [edit]
  15. SV Angel, True Ventures And Others Put $1 Million Into Interest-Based Connections App One ( [edit]
  16. Adaptly Raises $2.7 Million To Facilitate Cross Platform Social Ad Buys ( [edit]
  17. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names ( [edit]
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  19. How Do You Talk To An Angel? Use Yobongo, They’re All Investing. ( [edit]
  20. Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, And Obvious Put $4.5M In Sleek Social, Mobile Gifting Platform Karma ( [edit]
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  23. Makeup Discovery Service BirchBox Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
  24. Gmail Plugin Rapportive Raises Over $1 Million From Gmail Creator, Many Others ( [edit]
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