Shawn Carter Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 25

  • Portfolio
  • 13

  • Exits
  • 6


Shawn Carter General Information


Mr. Shawn Carter serves as president in Def Jam Records. he is a Co-Founder of Roc Nation. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Managing Director at Marcy Venture Partners & a Board Member of Square. He is the Owner of Tidal. He was the Founder of The 40/40 Club Las Vegas. Mr. Carter is also an Executive at Macy Venture Partners. He is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, earned 14 Grammy Awards, leading him to become one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America with a net worth of approximately $450 million as of 2011. Since 1996, 10-time Grammy award winner, Carter has dominated the rap industry and set trends for a generation. Founder and chairman of Rocawear, he is also co-owner of the NJ Nets, 40/40 sports clubs, Translation Advertising, and Carols Daughter skin line, as well involved in a partnership with Iconix Brand Group. After three successful years as President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, where he fostered the careers of international stars Rihanna, Ne-Yo, and Kanye West, he entered into a partnership with Live Nation to form Roc Nation. Through Roc Nation, he released the Blueprint 3, his 11th #1 album, putting him ahead of Elvis for most #1 albums by any solo artist. In 2010, he added author to his resume and claimed a spot on the New York Times bestsellers list with his critically acclaimed debut book, DECODED. He continues his philanthropic work through his Water For Life initiative and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Mr. Carter is a Co-Owner of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia.

Business Details

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 540 West 26th Street
  • New York, NY 10001
  • United States

Shawn Carter Investments (25)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
A.Team 17-May-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Candy 21-Oct-2021 00000 00000 00000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Flowhub 12-Oct-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Misha's 25-Aug-2021 0000 00000 000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 000000
The Peakz Company 17-Jun-2021 00000 00000 Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue 00000 000000
CLMBR 01-Jun-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Recreational Goods Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Bitski 06-May-2021 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Therabody 17-Feb-2021 00000 00000 00.00 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue 00000 000000
CLMBR 22-Dec-2020 Seed Round 00.000 Recreational Goods Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Impossible Foods 13-Mar-2020 Later Stage VC 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 000000

Shawn Carter Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
CLMBR 02-Feb-2024 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
Buffalo Boss Holdings 01-Aug-2023 000000000 00000000
Candy 03-Jan-2023 000000000000000000
JetSmarter 05-Jun-2019 000000000000000000
Uber 10-May-2019 IPO 00.00
Julep Beauty 19-Dec-2016 Buyout/LBO

Shawn Carter Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Shawn Carter Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Shawn Carter Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY

Shawn Carter Co-Investors (141)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Marcy Venture Partners 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
Chris Paul 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Insight Partners 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Jay Brown 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Karlie Kloss 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Shawn Carter FAQs

  • Who is Shawn Carter?

    Shawn Carter is an angel Investor who has made 25 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Shawn Carter?

    Shawn Carter is an angel investor.

  • What does Shawn Carter do?

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

  • What has Shawn Carter invested in?

    Shawn Carter has made numerous investments in companies like A.Team, Candy, and Flowhub within the Business/Productivity Software and Financial Services industries.

  • What has Shawn Carter invested in recently?

    Shawn Carter's latest investment was on 17-May-2022 in A.Team, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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