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Columbia University, BA 1992
Dramatic Literature
Interlochen Arts Academy, Degree 1988
High School, Drama

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Seth Goldstein

Seth creates and invests in really awesome companies.

He is the co-founder and CEO of DJZ, a new media company focused on electronic dance music and DJ culture.

He is also the Chairman of

In 1995, Seth founded Sitespecific, which pioneered online advertising solutions for companies like Duracell and Travelocity. It was acquired by CKS Group in 1997. In 1999, Seth joined Fred Wilson as Entrepreneur in Residence at Flatiron Partners where he built a practice in pervasive computing, investing in companies Kozmo, Modo and Vindigo. In 2002, Seth created Majestic Research, the first Wall Street research firm to mine primary data for hedge funds to forecast the financial performance of public companies. Majestic Research was acquired in 2010 by Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG). In 2005, Seth started Root Markets with renowned Salomon Brothers trader Lew Ranieri and the Chicago Board of Trade to create the first financial exchange for online mortgage leads. Seth started in 2007 which makes ads more relevant across the Web with a unique social advertising platform. SocialMedia was acquired in 2011 by LivingSocial. In 2007, Seth created the pre-eminent start-up ghetto Pier 38 in SanFrancisco, which houses Dogpatch and dozens of other startups. In 2010, Seth co-founded Stickybits, which connects digital media to real-world objects via barcodes.

Seth has served on the board of the Internet Advertising Bureau, where he co-chaired its Social Media committeeand helped architect the first set of best practices in social advertising. Seth was the original investor in Web 2.0 pioneer which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, and was one of the first investors in Etherpad which was purchased by Google in 2009.

Mr. Goldstein holds a BA in Literature from Columbia University”s Columbia College. Following school in 1993, he started Riverbed Media, which created interactive projects with contemporary artists Robert Wilson and William Forsythe. Seth lives in Marin, CA with his wife and two sons.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Greenhouse Software 11/2013Venture Round$2.7M7
Splice 10/2013Seed$2.75M10
Joyride 3/2013Seed$1M3
Gumroad 2/2012Seed$1.1M6
Kiwi Crate 10/2011Seed$2M11
AppJet 8/2007Angel$700k8



  1. Fundings & Exits recruitment GREENHOUSE Greenhouse Raises $2.7M To Make Recruiting A Science For Hyper-Growth Startups Like Airbnb ( [edit]
  2. Splice Raises $2.75M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  3. Joyride Raised $1M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  4. Gumroad Gets $1.1 Million From Chris Sacca, Max Levchin And Others To Turn Any Link Into A Payment System ( [edit]
  5. Subscription Service For Kids Activities Kiwi Crate Raises $2 Million ( [edit]
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