Esther Dyson Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 172
  • Portfolio
  • 73
  • Exits
  • 80

Esther Dyson General Information


Ms. Esther Dyson is the Executive Founder at Wellville. She also serves as an Advisor at Robust.AI and Rasello. She has been a leading figure in the technology industry globally for over three decades. Her entrepreneurial insights, developed over the course of a career supporting start-up and expansion-stage companies in information technology, provide an invaluable source of guidance in the management of portfolio companies. Her business network is also a consistent supplier of connections and introductions, investing opportunities, and market intelligence. Ms. Dyson is an active investor in start-ups around the world and sits on the boards of 23andMe, Luxoft, Meetup, Bamf Health, Boundless Mind, Swvl, Thrive Global, DiGAME Investment Company, and Yandex among others. Her portfolio includes such winners as Evernote, Facebook, Square; she has sold startups to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Apple and Uber, among others. She is the author of Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age (1997 bestseller). From 1998 to 2000, she was the founding chairman of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number, the organization responsible for overseeing the Domain Name System) and as such, provided advice to a number of government officials worldwide on Internet policy issues. From October 2008 - March 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, training as a backup cosmonaut. She also serves as Advisor at 410Labs, Basis Science, CognitionX, Credo Ventures, Genomera, Hawthrone Effect, ICON Aircraft, Keas, Nanowear, New Europe Ventures, Nomanini, Oradian, OrganizedWisdom, PayPerks, Play-it Health, ProofPilot, Startup Health, WebThriftStore, Zedo,, and meQuilibrium. Ms. Dyson has a BA in economics from Harvard University.

Contact Information

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

Esther Dyson Investments (172)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Robust.AI 28-Oct-2020 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 000000 00000
0000000 15-Jul-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Decision/Risk Analysis Product In Beta Test 000000 00000
000000000 000000 24-Jun-2020 00000 00000 000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue
0000 00 01-Jun-2020 00000 00000 0000 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue 000000 00000
000000000000 14-Apr-2020 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000000 (00000000 24-Mar-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Information Services (B2C) Startup 000000 00000
0000000 (000000000 13-Nov-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue
000000000 12-Sep-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Ilara Health 08-Aug-2019 Seed Round 00000 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue 000000 00000
4D Healthware 14-Jun-2019 Angel (individual) 00.000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 000000 00000
You’re viewing 10 of 172 investments. Get the full list »
Want detailed data on 3M+ companies?

What you see here scratches the surface

Request a free trial
Want to dig into this profile?

We’ll help you find what you need

Learn more

Esther Dyson Exits (80)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Pango (Network Management Software) 07-Jul-2020 Merger/Acquisition
000000 17-Mar-2020 000000000000000000
0000000000 18-Dec-2019 000000000000000000
00000000 01-Oct-2019 000 00 00000000
00000 01-Aug-2019 000 00 00000000
000000 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
0000 000000 01-Jun-2019 000 00 00000000
0000000 01-May-2019 000 00 00000000
Keep Holdings 01-Oct-2018 Out of Business
Kurbo Health 10-Aug-2018 Merger/Acquisition 00.000
You’re viewing 10 of 80 exits. Get the full list »

Esther Dyson Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

PitchBook’s data visualizations quickly surface an investor’s historical investments—showing a breakdown of activity by industry, year and region.

Request a free trial

Esther Dyson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Esther Dyson Angel Investor 000 0 New York, NY
To view Esther Dyson’s complete team members history, request access »

Esther Dyson Co-Investors (216)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
StartX (US) 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
CRV 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Greylock Partners 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Quest Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Y Combinator 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
You’re viewing 5 of 216 co-investors. Get the full list »