Rick Marini Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 66

  • Portfolio
  • 24

  • Exits
  • 38


Rick Marini General Information


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.

Contact Information

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

Rick Marini Investments (66)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Enki (Educational Software) 17-Jun-2022 Seed Round 000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000000 04-May-2021 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000000 (00000 000 03-Jun-2019 00000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000000 21-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 08-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000000000 12-Jun-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000 02-May-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000 19-Apr-2017 0000 00000 000 Clothing Profitable 0000 000000
BrightCrowd 07-Oct-2016 Seed Round 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
TrueFacet 16-Jul-2016 Early Stage VC 000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 0000 000000
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Rick Marini Exits (38)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
innovation punks 30-May-2022 Out of Business
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TrueFacet 01-Jan-2020 Merger/Acquisition
Neighborly (Communications and Networking) 01-Oct-2019 Out of Business
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Rick Marini Team (1)

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