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Brian Sugar


Mr. Brian Sugar is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of PopSugar. With nearly two decades of experience as a digital media executive and entrepreneur, Brian Sugar is cofounder and CEO of POPSUGAR, the web venture he began with his wife, Lisa, in 2006. As CEO, he is responsible for the overall business strategy and growth of the company, which has steadily evolved into a leading global lifestyle brand with more than 40 million users worldwide, connecting a primarily female audience with fresh entertainment, products, and experiences they're most passionate about. Prior to taking over the world at POPSUGAR, Brian spent nearly three years as Vice President and General Manager of media at 2Wire, Inc., a home broadband provider, and held several management positions in the retail and commerce industries. From 1999-2001 he was Chief Web Officer at Kmart's and previously served as Vice President of ecommerce at J.Crew and as a founder of Neptune Interactive, a leading Internet service provider. He serves as board member at Groupnine.

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

Brian Sugar Investments (13)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Lolli 14-Nov-2018 Seed Round 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000000 24-Feb-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000000 000000000 05-Aug-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Personal Products Startup 00000 00000
00000000 000000 25-Jul-2014 00000 00000 Human Capital Services Out of Business 00000 00000
000000000 23-Feb-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 00000 00000
000000000 06-Jun-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000000 00000000 02-May-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000000000 10-Apr-2013 00000 00000 000.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Lazoo 27-Nov-2012 Angel (individual) Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
FabKids 02-Aug-2012 Early Stage VC 00.00 Internet Retail Startup 00000 00000
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Brian Sugar Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Hullabalu 20-Aug-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
000000000 01-Sep-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
Bonafide People 01-Aug-2016 Out of Business Completed
Manifest Commerce 25-Feb-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Brian Sugar Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Brian Sugar Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA