Overview

Update
Primary Role
Founder & CEO @
Investments
57 Investments in 49 Companies
Born:
November 28, 1970
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://calacanis.com/
Social:

Person Details

Update

Jason McCabe Calacanis hosts "This Week In Startups", part of LAUNCH Media and is the founder and CEO of Inside.com.

Previously, he was an "Entrepreneur in Action" at Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firm, a position he held since December 2006.

Calacanis co-founded and was the CEO of Weblogs, Inc., a network of popular weblogs that was sold to AOL in November 2005. Upon joining AOL, he was appointed senior vice president. In addition, he was named general manager of AOL's Netscape and was responsible for the July 2006 relaunch of the iconic browser as a social bookmarking news site.

Prior to forming Weblogs Inc., Calacanis was the founder of Rising Tide Studios, a media company that published the magazines Silicon Alley Reporter and Digital Coast Reporter. The flagship publication later became Venture Reporter, a venture capital database, and was sold to Dow Jones.

Calacanis is from Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York with his wife and bulldog. He received a B.A. in psychology from Fordham University. Calacanis is known for his transparency and insights into the internet and media industries.

(Source: This Week In)

Jobs (6)

Update
Current

Founder & CEO

Team Member

Founder & CEO

Founder, CEO

Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Unknown
Unknown
Founder
2009
2013
Founder & Investor
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$8.5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2016$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$250k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$325k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$5.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$1M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$3.37M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$1.5M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Jun, 2015$2.56M / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment
May, 2015$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2015$15.5M / Series CPersonal Investment
May, 2015$850k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$20.5M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$8.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$10.3M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$180k / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Oct, 2014$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Jul, 2014$700k / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Jul, 2014$850k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$578k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$2.8M / Convertible Note (Lead)Personal Investment
May, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)Personal Investment
Apr, 2014$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$85k / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$100k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$1M / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (1)

Update

Add Memberships

Add Images

Add Videos