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Arizona State University, BS
Computer Science

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Tom McInerney

Thomas McInerney advises and invests in early stage Internet companies. Tom has a computer science background and began his career as an Engineer / Scientist at Apple’s World Wide Research and Development Group in Cupertino California.

Tom later worked for Sony Information Technologies of America, helping to build and design the VAIO line of computers when that group was created. Tom left Sony to become an entrepreneur, starting a search engine for Usenet, and later one of the first user generated video sharing sites, ShareYourWorld.

Tom is an investor in Klout, and also spent time as the COO helping the company raise money and scale up.

Tom is the President of NALA Investments – an early stage media and technology fund based in Santa Monica.

He is a member of the National Council for the World Wildlife Fund and splits his time between Santa Monica and San Francisco.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Upverter 3/2014Seed$2.3M6
Reaction 2/2014Seed$1.54M6
Shots 11/2013Seed$2.7M7
RadPad 5/2013Seed$200k3
Samba TV 5/2012Series A$1M6
DogVacay 3/2012Series A$1M13 1/2012Seed6
ecomom 12/2011Series A$4M19
MixRank 11/2011Angel$1.5M13
MemSQL 7/2011Seed$5M15
ZEFR 7/2011Series B$7M7
GameSalad 3/2011Series A$6.1M10
MileWise 1/2011Seed$1.5M18
Klout 1/2011Series B$8.5M13
ZEFR 11/2010Series A$3M7
ecomom 9/2010Angel$1.1M26
Appbistro 8/2010Angel$600k7
MogoTix 8/2010Seed$115k4
GameSalad 7/2010Series A$1M9
Blockboard 5/2010Seed$1M8
Klout 4/2010Series A$1.5M18
Postling 3/2010Angel$350k8
Shopflick 3/2008Angel$1M1



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  1. Upverter Raises $2.3M To Be The Online Collaboration Layer For Hardware Engineering ( [edit]
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  3. Justin Bieber invests in new social network ( [edit]
  4. With $200K In New Funding, Photo-Centric Rental App RadPad Comes To Austin ( [edit]
  5. Samba TV Receives $1M in Series A ( [edit]
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  7. LA-Based Incubator Amplify Debuts Five New Startups ( [edit]
  8. Health Conscious Mom Commerce Site Ecomom Raises A Healthy $4 Million ( [edit]
  9. Display Ad Data Intelligence Startup MixRank Raises $1.5M From Mark Cuban, 500 Startups ( [edit]
  10. Y Combinator Alum MemSQL Raises $2.1 Million From Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel And More ( [edit]
  11. Armed With $7M In New Funding, Movieclips Lands Deal With YouTube To Be The Vevo Of Film Clips ( [edit]
  12. GameSalad Raises $6.1 Million For iPhone And iPad Game Creation Tool ( [edit]
  13. Stealth Milewise Raises $1.5 Million To Help People Cash In On Reward Programs ( [edit]
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  15. Raises $3M in Series A Funding Round ( [edit]
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  17. TC Disrupt Finalist Appbistro Raises $550K For Its Facebook App Marketplace ( [edit]
  18. MogoTix Looks to Accelerate Mobile Ticketing ( [edit]
  19. Gendai Games Raises Over $1 Million For iPhone And iPad Game Creation Tool ( [edit]
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  21. Klout Raises $1.5 Million To Measure Influence And Authority On Twitter ( [edit]
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