Ronald Conway Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 178

  • Portfolio
  • 34

  • Exits
  • 120


Ronald Conway General Information


Mr. Ronald Conway is the Founder & serves as Managing Partner at SV Angel. He is the Founder of Smart Tech Foundation. He serves as Advisor at A.Capital Ventures, NewCo, and Elation Health. He is an Angel Investor. He was a Board Member of Ever AI. He co-founded and served as an Investor at Start Fund. He founded and served as Managing Partner at the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005). He was included in 2010's Vanity Fair 100 most influential people in the Information Age. He was awarded Best Angel at The 2009 TechCrunch Crunchies Awards. He was an early investor in Google, Ask Jeeves, Loudcloud, Napster, and PayPal. As a result of the success of these investments, he was included in the Forbes Midas list of top venture investors. In 2009, he raised outside capital for his personal investment vehicle, SV Angel, and subsequently deployed six funds through the firm. He is an active philanthropist and is actively involved in a number of organizations including UCSF Medical Center, Packard Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and the Sandy Hook Promise. He was with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions (1973-1979), Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President, and CEO (1979-1990) and took Altos public on Nasdaq in 1982, and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) (1991-1995). PTS was acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft (Nasdaq SKIL). Philanthropically, he is a Board Member of the Foundation, a member of the UCSF Medical Center Chancellor's Advisory Board in SF, and is active in fundraising for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, College Track, Sandy Hook Promise-Newtown CT, Americans for Responsible Solutions-Gabby Giffords, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, and the THORN Foundation. He is an advocate for technology companies and civic engagement in San Francisco and the founder of (San Francisco's tech-backed civic organization). He is also an advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder of FWD.US.

Business Details

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

Ronald Conway Investments (178)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Playground (Multimedia and Design Software) 05-Jul-2023 Early Stage VC 000.00 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
Tomorrow Farms 05-May-2022 0000 00000 00.00 Food Products Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
Kumo (Database Software) 07-Apr-2022 00000 00000 000.00 Database Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
Synapticure 01-Feb-2022 0000 00000 000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00. 19-Jan-2022 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
Blip Energy 26-Oct-2021 0000 00000 00000 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
Caspar AI 21-Jun-2021 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
OpenSea 18-Mar-2021 00000 00000 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.
Biofire Group 07-Aug-2019 Seed Round 00.00 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000000 000000 00.
Gusto 24-Jul-2019 Later Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000 00.

Ronald Conway Exits (120)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Top Prospect Group 04-Apr-2024 Merger/Acquisition
Reddit 21-Mar-2024 000 00000
Armorblox 14-Jul-2023 000000000000000000
Theorem (California) 01-Oct-2022 000000000 00000000
Even (Financial Software) 05-Apr-2022 000000000000000000
Joby Aviation 10-Aug-2021 0000000 000000 00.00
Stack Overflow 01-Aug-2021 000000000000000000 00.00
Gigster 26-May-2021 0000000000
Triporati 01-May-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
Authernative 01-Feb-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private

Ronald Conway Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Ronald Conway Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Ronald Conway Sr. Angel Investor 000 00 San Francisco, CA

Ronald Conway Co-Investors (110)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
SV Angel 4 0 Series chart Industry bar
Andreessen Horowitz 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Benjamin Silbermann 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Foundation Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Valor Equity Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Ronald Conway FAQs

  • Who is Ronald Conway?

    Ronald Conway is an angel Investor who has made 178 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Ronald Conway?

    Ronald Conway is an angel investor.

  • What does Ronald Conway do?

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

  • What has Ronald Conway invested in?

    Ronald Conway has made numerous investments in companies like Playground (Multimedia and Design Software), Tomorrow Farms, and Kumo (Database Software) within the Multimedia and Design Software, Food Products, and Database Software industries.

  • What has Ronald Conway invested in recently?

    Ronald Conway's latest investment was on 05-Jul-2023 in Playground (Multimedia and Design Software), a company within the Multimedia and Design Software industry.

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