Michael Ovitz Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 47
  • Portfolio
  • 29
  • Exits
  • 16

Michael Ovitz General Information


Mr. Michael Ovitz is a Co-Founder & Owner at Broad Beach Ventures. He co-founded the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 1975 and served as its chairman until 1995, served as President of the Walt Disney Company, from 1995 to 1997, and co-founded VC fund Broad Beach Ventures in 2010. In 1974 he co-founded Creative Artists Agency (CAA) with several agents from William Morris. He served as its Chairman until 1995, growing the agency from a start-up organization to the world's leading talent agency, representing the top actors, directors, musicians, screenwriters and other personalities in the entertainment industry. He shifted negotiating leverage from studio to the agency by assembling package deals, wherein CAA would provide directors, actors, and screenwriters as a package - forever changing the power dynamics in the industry. He also expanded the role of the agency from talent management into corporate consulting, investment banking and advertising. He helped negotiate Matsushita's acquisition of MCA/Universal, the financial rescue of MGM/United Artists, and Sony's acquisition of Columbia Pictures. He shook up the advertising industry by winning Coca-Cola's global advertising account in 1991 from traditional. He also served as President of the Walt Disney Company, from October 1995 to January 1997. In 2010 he launched Venture Capital fund Broad Beach Ventures where he is among a select group of angels. Investments thus far have included Medium, Palantir, Klout, Blend Labs, HipSwap, Factual, and more. He is also Advisor to a number of Silicon Valley VC firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Formation 8. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for J. Crew Group Inc., Gulfstream Aviation and Opsware. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of the UCLA Hospital and Medical Center and headed up the Capital Campaign to raise money for their new hospital, designed by I.M. Pei. He also served on the Executive Advisory Board of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Board of Directors of D.A.R.E. America, and the National Board of Advisors for the Children's Scholarship Fund. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the Board of Advisors of Andreessen Horowitz. He also Co-Founded CheckOut Entertainment Network. He also serves as Advisor at Work Life Ventures.

Contact Information

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

Michael Ovitz Investments & Acquisitions (47)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Nearside 06-Dec-2021 Early Stage VC 000.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
0000000 02-Dec-2021 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
00000000000 30-Nov-2021 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
0000 (00000 000000 12-Nov-2021 00000 00000 0000 Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
00000 (00000000000 13-Oct-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
00000(000000000 00 12-Aug-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
00000000 12-Aug-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
0000000 20-Jul-2021 00000 00000 00000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Molten 09-Jul-2021 Seed Round 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Popshop Live 08-Jul-2021 Early Stage VC 0000 Social Content Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
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Michael Ovitz Exits (16)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
DoubleTwist 01-Sep-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
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00000 16-Jul-2021 000 00000
00000000 000000000 30-Sep-2020 000 00.000
0000 000000000 22-Sep-2020 0000000000
0000000 06-Apr-2020 000000000000000000
00000000 00000000 15-May-2019 000000000000000000
000000000 25-Oct-2018 000000000000000000
Stemcentrx 01-Jun-2016 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
Brewster 23-Mar-2016 Merger/Acquisition
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Michael Ovitz Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Ovitz Angel Investor 00 Los Angeles, CA
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Michael Ovitz Co-Investors (310)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Abstract Ventures 10 0 Series chart Industry bar
Andreessen Horowitz 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kevin Hartz 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SV Angel 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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