Brian Sugar Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 25

  • Portfolio
  • 10

  • Exits
  • 12

Exits

Brian Sugar General Information

Description

Mr. Brian Sugar is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Sugar Capital. He serves as an Advisor at True Botanicals. He served as Chief Executive Officer at ShopStyle. He served as an Advisor at Tribe Dynamics. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at PopSugar. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Novel. He serves as President and Board Member at Group Nine. He served as a Board Member at Roadster. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer at Designer Apparel. He served as a Board Member at Fast and Grow Therapy. With nearly two decades of experience as a digital media executive and entrepreneur, he is co-founder 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. Before taking over the world at POPSUGAR, he 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 BlueLight.com and previously served as Vice President of e-commerce at J.Crew and as a founder of Neptune Interactive, a leading Internet service provider. He serves as a Board Member at Groupnine and Everlane.

Business Details

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

Brian Sugar Investments (25)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Bounty 02-Aug-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Lolli 28-Jul-2021 00000 00000 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Murmur 22-Jul-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Disco 01-Jun-2021 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Small Door Veterinary 23-Apr-2021 00000 00000 0000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 00000 00000
AirRobe 13-Oct-2020 0000 00000 00000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Builder.io 01-Oct-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Black Wolf 19-Jun-2020 00000 (00000 00.00 Personal Products Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Caraway 28-May-2020 Early Stage VC 00.00 Household Appliances Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Clyde 02-Apr-2020 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000

Brian Sugar Exits (12)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Clyde 16-Mar-2023 Merger/Acquisition
My Fashion Database 10-Jul-2022 000 00 00000000
Tribe Dynamics 21-Sep-2021 000000000000000000 0000
Roadster 02-Jun-2021 000000000000000000 00000
Optimizely (Acquired) 21-Oct-2020 0000000000 00000
Lazoo 01-Jul-2020 000000000 00000000
Stowaway Cosmetics 01-Nov-2019 000000000000000000
Hullabalu 20-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
Quarterly 24-Oct-2018 Out of Business
Bonafide People 01-Aug-2016 Out of Business

Brian Sugar Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Brian Sugar Team (1)

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

Brian Sugar Co-Investors (130)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Sugar Capital 9 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Benjamin Zises 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lerer Hippeau 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Zachary Weinberg 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
irrvrntVC 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Brian Sugar FAQs

  • Who is Brian Sugar?

    Brian Sugar is an angel Investor who has made 25 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Brian Sugar?

    Brian Sugar is an angel investor.

  • What does Brian Sugar do?

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

  • What has Brian Sugar invested in?

    Brian Sugar has made numerous investments in companies like Bounty, Lolli, and Murmur within the Business/Productivity Software and Financial Services industries.

  • What has Brian Sugar invested in recently?

    Brian Sugar's latest investment was on 02-Aug-2022 in Bounty, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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