Michael Lazerow Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 58

  • Portfolio
  • 9

  • Exits
  • 40

Exits

Michael Lazerow General Information

Description

Mr. Michael Lazerow is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director & Investment Committee Member at Velvet Sea Ventures. He is the Founder and Investor at Lazerow Ventures. He is the Founder of the L3 investment fund. He serves as a Board Member at Elementus, The Odyssey, Pixel Vault, KarmaCheck, and Mercato. He is a Co-Founder & serves as a Board Member at SuperF3st. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director at Shape Matrix. He also served as a Special Advisor at Greycroft Partners. He is an Angel Investor. He was a Board Member of MapAnything. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, writer, and painter best known as the founder of Buddy Media, a social marketing software company that was purchased by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) in 2012 for $800 million. He most recently served as Salesforce's chief strategy officer. During his three years at the company, Salesforce grew its annual revenue run rate to $6 billion from $2 billion and was named the most innovative company in the world by Forbes Magazine for three consecutive years. Before Salesforce and Buddy Media, he founded GOLF.com, purchased by Time Warner's Time division in January 2006. And as an undergraduate at Northwestern University, he started UWIRE, an Associated Press-like network of more than 850 student-run newspapers, purchased by CBS. With 65 early-stage investments, including Buzzfeed, Domo, Mashable, and Dash Radio, he is one of the most prolific tech investors in New York City, where he spends much of his time cheerleading, providing therapy to and coaching entrepreneurs. Additional honors include Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, Crain's New York 40 Under 40, Number 1 on the Silicon Alley 100, and the Ad Age Digital A-List. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism from Northwestern. His writing about technology, advertising, startups, investing, and life has appeared in Ad Age, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, and more than a dozen newspapers, including Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and the Miami Herald. He also serves as an Executive Chairman at Olympia Media Group.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Michael Lazerow Investments (58)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mint Songs 14-May-2021 Seed Round 000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Howard (Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure) 01-Dec-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Hotels and Resorts Out of Business 0000000 0000000
Herb 29-Aug-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Social Native 18-May-2017 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Baker 14-Mar-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
MapAnything 13-Jan-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Kiip (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 19-Jul-2016 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
Parrable 29-Jun-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Braze 04-May-2016 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 0000000
Odyssey 28-Apr-2016 Later Stage VC 0000 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000

Michael Lazerow Exits (40)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Scopely 12-Jul-2023 Buyout/LBO 00.00
eVenues 01-Mar-2023 000000000 00000000
Mint Songs 16-Feb-2023 000000000000000000
Dash Radio 01-Jan-2023 000000000000000000
Newsreports.com 01-Oct-2022 000000000 00000000
Namely 06-Sep-2022 000000000000000000
Nix Hydra Games 07-Jul-2022 000000000000000000
SocialFlow 01-Feb-2022 000000000000000000
Tile (Electronics) 05-Jan-2022 Merger/Acquisition 00000
BuzzFeed 03-Dec-2021 Reverse Merger 000.00

Michael Lazerow Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Michael Lazerow Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Lazerow Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY

Michael Lazerow Co-Investors (4)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
AAF Management 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
East West Ventures 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Freestyle Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Goodwater Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Michael Lazerow FAQs

  • Who is Michael Lazerow?

    Michael Lazerow is an angel Investor who has made 58 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Michael Lazerow?

    Michael Lazerow is an angel investor.

  • What does Michael Lazerow do?

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

  • How many board seats does Michael Lazerow hold?

    Michael Lazerow holds a board seat in Odyssey.

  • What has Michael Lazerow invested in?

    Michael Lazerow has made numerous investments in companies like Mint Songs, Howard (Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure), and Herb within the Movies, Music and Entertainment, Hotels and Resorts, and Publishing industries.

  • What has Michael Lazerow invested in recently?

    Michael Lazerow's latest investment was on 14-May-2021 in Mint Songs, a company within the Movies, Music and Entertainment industry.

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