Val Katayev Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 14

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 11


Val Katayev General Information


Mr. Val Katayev is the Founder & President of Poise Ventures. He also serves as Managing Partner at Prime Meridian Capital Management. He is also the Founder and serves as Managing Member at MobileFuse. He served as Board Member at Bandsintown. He served as Strategic Advisor and Investor at Digital Entertainment Ventures. He is a digital pioneer and entrepreneur, who has created and led four successful start-up companies to hyper-growth. At just 30 years old, he currently oversees a portfolio that reaches over 300 million consumers, centered around entertainment and music. He is also at the forefront of applying centralized media platforms for marketers around search, data, mobile and digital media. He is also the creator of patent-pending ToneTargeting. Focused specifically on the evolving music content space and meaningful consumer engagements, his most recent company is ToneMedia, launched in 2012. Reaching over 120 million visitors globally, and 55 million in the United States, ToneMedia is the leader in audience targeting and premium media distribution among music enthusiasts around the world. Prior to ToneMedia, Val founded ToneFuse in 2009, which as CEO, grew to become the world's largest ringtone marketing platform. Today ToneFuse supports over 60 countries and reaches over 250 million consumers every month. ToneFuse is also a leader in developing targeting technologies and media distribution channels for clients all over the world. The continued success and evolution of his proprietary technologies as well as Fortune 500 demand, led to the creation of ToneMedia, with offices now in NYC, Chicago, LA, and its technology HQ in Manhasset, Long Island. He also serves as a Board Member at Amplified Capital Partners. He is also an Angel Investor.

Business Details

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

Val Katayev Investments (14)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
HIFI 16-Apr-2020 Later Stage VC 00.000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Prosper Marketplace 20-Sep-2017 00000 00000 0000 Consumer Finance Generating Revenue 000 0000000
SoFi 20-Aug-2015 00000 00000 000 Consumer Finance Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Beep (US) 28-Aug-2014 0000 00000 000 Connectivity Products Out of Business 000 0000000
Wild Sky Media 01-Jan-2014 00000 00000 Other Media Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Amplified Capital Partners 06-Nov-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Bohemian Guitars 03-Nov-2013 00000 00000 00000 Recreational Goods Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Signal360 16-Jul-2012 00000 00000 00.000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Thismoment 15-Nov-2011 Early Stage VC 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000 0000000
PetFlow 06-Jul-2011 Early Stage VC 0000 Specialty Retail Profitable 000 0000000

Val Katayev Exits (11)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
HIFI 11-Oct-2023 Merger/Acquisition
Amplified Capital Partners 16-Feb-2023 000000000 00000000
Bohemian Guitars 01-Dec-2022 000000000 00000000
Bandsintown 01-Apr-2022 000000000 00000000
SoFi 28-May-2021 0000000 000000 00.00
Crowdster 01-Feb-2021 000000000 00000000
Signal360 01-Jun-2020 000000000000000000
Wild Sky Media 27-Feb-2018 0000000000: 000000
PetFlow 03-Feb-2017 Buyout/LBO
Beep (US) 12-Oct-2015 Out of Business

Val Katayev Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Val Katayev Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Val Katayev Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY

Val Katayev Co-Investors (19)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Digital Entertainment Ventures 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Flybridge Capital Partners 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Innovation Investments 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lerer Hippeau 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
TJNS Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

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