Rick Marini

Backet by
831 151 USD
Syndicate lead
Sprig, Wavii (acquired by Google), HoneyBook, Opendoor, Luxe, AngelList

I have been an entrepreneur for the past 15 years in Silicon Valley. I founded 3 companies including Tickle (sold to Monster for $100 million), Talk.co (acquired by Hearst Corporation) and BranchOut (800 million professional profiles, acquired by 1-Page: 1PG.AX). I have raised $58 million in venture funding from Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, August Capital, Floodgate and a dozen top tier angels. I have personally invested in more than 40 startups including SnapChat, Reddit, AngelList, Lumosity, Sprig, Wanelo, August Lock, Poshmark, AltSchool, Luxe Valet, ApartmentList, Radius, Honk, MassDrop, OpenDoor, HoneyBook, Wavii (@Google), Swell (@Apple), FitMob (@ClassPass). I'm also an LP in Accel Partners, Binary Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, Velos Partners, GovTech Fund and Maven Ventures. My deal flow comes from personal relationships built over the last 15 years with entrepreneurs, other angel investors and venture capitalists.