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Thunderbird School of Global Management 1990
The University of Western Ontario 1987
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Howard Lindzon

Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits — a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.

Mr. Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting and successfully managing innovative companies, he is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Howard continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998.

He created Wallstrip, and more than 400 original web video shows, which was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007. He is an active angel with many success angel investments including: Rent.com, (purchased by Ebay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), and Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers). Mr. Lindzon’s new media and internet business investments also include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media, Ticketfly, Assistly, Bit.ly and Tweetdeck.

Mr. Lindzon received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
OnTheGo Platforms 1/2014Seed$713k15
Robinhood 12/2013Seed$3M6
NewHive 1/2013Seed11
Skyscraper 12/2012Seed$500k13
RebelMouse 10/2012Seed$2.5M13
Cogo 10/2012Seed$750k14
Dekko 9/2012Seed$1.9M12
Videolicious 7/2012Seed$1.4M8
Retrofit 3/2012Venture Round$2.7M22
DailyWorth 1/2012Angel$2M6
Fanium 1/2012Seed$150k3
Embedly 6/2011Series A$450k6
EquipRent.com 3/2011Seed$1M2
Klout 1/2011Series B$8.5M13
Yieldbot 12/2010Seed$1.2M8
TweetDeck 5/2010Series B$3.5M8
Klout 4/2010Series A$1.5M18
Blog Talk Radio 3/2010Series B$1.94M4
betaworks 3/2010Series B$20M13
Bitly 3/2009Series A$2M14
MobileDevHQ 2/2009Venture Round3
TweetDeck 1/2009Seed$300k8
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21
StockTwits 9/2008Angel7
Zentact 9/2008Seed$250k3
Salesforce Buddy Media 9/2007Series A$1.5M5
MyTrade 1/2007Angel3

Videos

Sources

  1. OnTheGo Raises $700k Seed Round From Foundry Group’s AngelList Syndicate And Others To Improve Smart Glasses (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Robinhood App Will Offer Zero-Commission Stock Trades Thanks To $3M Seed From Index And A16Z (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. Blog Advertising Service Skyscraper Raises $500K Seed Round Led By Howard Lindzon And Tom Peterson Of Social Leverage (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Paul Berry’s Rebel Mouse raises $2.5 million from an A-list group of investors (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  6. Laffster looks to tickle your funny bone with political video discovery app “Mock the Vote” (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  7. With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Videolicious Relaunches Its App For Mobile Video Editing, Raises $1.4 Million From Amazon And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Fitness startup Retrofit raises $2.7M from Chicago investors (articles.chicagotribune.com) [edit]
  10. DailyWorth Grabs $2 Million To Bring Quality Financial Advice To Women — Via The Inbox (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Citation Needed [add]
  12. Embedly Raises Another $450K, Launches One API To Rule All Embeds (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. EquipRent Raises $1 Million for Rental Quote Engine (equiprent.com) [edit]
  14. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Yieldbot CEO Mendez Talks About Funding And Future For Publisher-Side Platform (adexchanger.com) [edit]
  16. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Klout Raises $1.5 Million To Measure Influence And Authority On Twitter (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. TechCrunch BlogTalkRadio Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. Investors listed on company site (betaworks.com) [edit]
  20. TinyURL Rival Bit.ly Raises $2 Million (businessinsider.com) []
  21. Founders Co-op Source [edit]
  22. Twitter Me This: TweetDeck Secures Angel Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  24. StockTwits.com Closes Angel Funding (alleyinsider.com) [edit]
  25. TechCrunch [edit]
  26. Acebucks Gets $1.5 Million For Virtual Facebook Currency (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  27. Blog Post (andyswan.com) [edit]
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