Esther Dyson Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 184
  • Portfolio
  • 67
  • Exits
  • 97

Esther Dyson General Information


Ms. Esther Dyson serves as Advisor at 410 Labs. She also serves as an Advisor at Robust & Hawthorne Effect. AI and, MedicaSafe, and Rasello. She serves as Board Member at Evernote and Medesk. She served as Advisor at PayPerks. 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. She is an active investor in start-ups around the world and sits on the boards of 23andMe, Luxoft, Meetup, Bamf Health, Boundless Mind, Swvl, DiGAME Investment Company, and Yandex among others. She served as Board Member at Thrive Global. 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, Genomera, Hawthrone Effect, ICON Aircraft, Keas, Nanowear, New Europe Ventures, Nomanini, Oradian, OrganizedWisdom, Play-it Health, ProofPilot, Startup Health, WebThriftStore, Zedo, and equilibrium. She serves as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board at Credo Ventures. Ms. Dyson has a BA in economics from Harvard University. She serves as Board Member and Advisor at Syllable.

Contact Information

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

Esther Dyson Investments (184)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Boxhub 11-Apr-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000000 (00000 00 04-Aug-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 000000 00000
0000000 0000 12-Jul-2021 00000 (00000 Elder and Disabled Care Generating Revenue 000000 00000
0000 00 21-Jun-2021 0000 00000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Startup
00000 00000000000 31-May-2021 0000 00000 Biotechnology Startup 000000 00000
000000000 02-Apr-2021 0000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 00000
000000 000000 07-Mar-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 000000 00000
000000 0000 23-Feb-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Automotive Insurance Generating Revenue 000000 00000
MedicaSafe 31-Dec-2020 Later Stage VC 000 Other Devices and Supplies Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Robust.AI 28-Oct-2020 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
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Esther Dyson Exits (97)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Swvl 01-Apr-2022 Reverse Merger 00000
000000 08-Mar-2022 000 00 00000000
000000000 05-Jan-2022 0000000000
000000000 15-Oct-2021 0000000000
0000000 0000 00000 16-Aug-2021 000 00 00000000
0000000 10-Jun-2021 0000000 000000 00000
00000000 01-Jun-2021 000000000000000000
00000000000 01-Jun-2021 000000000 00000000
NanoRacks 10-May-2021 Merger/Acquisition
Space Adventures 01-May-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
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Esther Dyson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Esther Dyson Angel Investor 000 0 New York, NY
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Esther Dyson Co-Investors (276)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Howard Morgan 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
New York Angels 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Seedcamp 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
StartUp Health 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Taavet Hinrikus 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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