Rick Marini Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 67

  • Portfolio
  • 20

  • Exits
  • 42

Exits

Rick Marini General Information

Description

Mr. Rick Marini serves as Board Member, Investor & Advisor at Birdeye. He serves as an Advisor at Lumosity. He serves as Managing Partner at Protocol Ventures. He serves as a Venture Partner at Scale-Up Venture Capital. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Dragonfly Ventures. He also served as General Manager, Digital Innovation at Hearst. He founded Talk.co and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in social media with more than a decade of experience in the consumer Internet space. Previously, he founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of SuperFan. SuperFan was a social entertainment platform that developed social games and Facebook apps. SuperFan's clients included CBS, MTV, Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony, etc. Previously, he co-founded and served as Chief Strategist of Tickle. Tickle was one of the largest social media sites on the Internet and the first site to successfully leverage viral marketing through personality tests, photo-sharing and matchmaking products. Under his leadership, Tickle operated as a profitable company with close to $40 million of annual revenue. He served on the Board of Directors of Tickle until 2004 when Tickle was successfully acquired by Monster Worldwide for over $100 million. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Fwix, Friendster, Lumos Labs, Stipple, and FIGHTER. He is also an Angel Investor.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Rick Marini Investments (67)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Enki (Educational Software) 17-Jun-2022 Seed Round 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
HoneyBook 04-May-2021 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Playlist Media 17-Jun-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Captiv8 (Media and Information Services) 03-Jun-2019 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
HoneyBook 21-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Tonal 08-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Stronghold 12-Jun-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Hooked 02-May-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Jaanuu 19-Apr-2017 Seed Round 000 Clothing Generating Revenue 0000 000000
BrightCrowd 07-Oct-2016 Seed Round 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000

Rick Marini Exits (42)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Reddit 21-Mar-2024 IPO 00000
Influitive 12-Jan-2024 000000000000000000
Andy 01-Aug-2023 000000000 00000000
Surf Air Mobility 26-Jul-2023 000
Drop (Computers, Parts and Peripherals) 17-Jul-2023 000000000000000000
Riddle (Media and Information Services) 01-Apr-2023 000000000 00000000
Scripted 01-Jul-2022 000000000000000000
innovation punks 30-May-2022 000 00 00000000
NextLesson 01-Dec-2021 Merger/Acquisition
Gigster 26-May-2021 Buyout/LBO

Rick Marini Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Rick Marini Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Rick Marini Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Rick Marini Co-Investors (58)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Battery Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
I2BF Global Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Norwest Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Tiger Global Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Vintage Investment Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Rick Marini FAQs

  • Who is Rick Marini?

    Rick Marini is an angel Investor who has made 67 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Rick Marini?

    Rick Marini is an angel investor.

  • What does Rick Marini do?

    As an angel investor, Rick Marini invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Rick Marini invested in?

    Rick Marini has made numerous investments in companies like Enki (Educational Software), HoneyBook, and Playlist Media within the Educational Software, Business/Productivity Software, and Entertainment Software industries.

  • What has Rick Marini invested in recently?

    Rick Marini's latest investment was on 17-Jun-2022 in Enki (Educational Software), a company within the Educational Software industry.

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