Nicholas Grouf Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 3


Nicholas Grouf General Information


Mr. Nicholas Grouf is the Founder at Clementine Capital. He served as Managing Partner at Alpha Edison. He is an entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Grouf serves as a Board Member at Emagispace. In 1995, he built his first company, Firefly Network, to focus on developing and commercializing collaborative filtering. In 1999, after selling Firefly to Microsoft, he co-founded one of the first ISPs, PeoplePC, which Mr. Grouf took public and merged with Earthlink, followed a few years later by Spot Runner, an internet-based platform to produce, buy, place, and distribute targeted cable TV ads. Most recently, he incubated and helped build several successful startups out of his Melrose headquarters, including Loot Crate (named Inc. magazine's "Fastest-Growing Private Company of 2016") and Pluto TV, a streaming web platform that was acquired by Viacom in 2019. He currently serves on the Boards of The Hammer Museum, Trajal Harrell Dance Company, and Walther School Foundation. He served as a Board Member at Mojo. Mr. Grouf funded a pediatric neurology study at Cornell University, as well as established scholarships related to social entrepreneurship and public health at Harvard University, Yale University, and the Horace Mann School. He serves as Board Member at United Dwelling. He served as Board Member at NovaSignal.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 1025 Westwood Boulevard
  • 2nd Floor
  • Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • United States
+1 (323) 000-0000

Nicholas Grouf Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Gennev 01-Sep-2015 Seed Round 00000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 00000000 00000
Karma Labs 01-Aug-2014 0000 00000 00000 Application Software Out of Business 00000000 00000
Open Me 01-Oct-2013 0000 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 00000000 00000

Nicholas Grouf Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Gennev 18-Oct-2022 Buyout/LBO
Karma Labs 01-Sep-2016 000 00 00000000
Open Me 08-May-2015 000000000000000000 000

Nicholas Grouf Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Nicholas Grouf Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Nicholas Grouf Angel Investor 00 0 0 Los Angeles, CA

Nicholas Grouf FAQs

  • Who is Nicholas Grouf?

    Nicholas Grouf is an angel Investor who has made 3 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Nicholas Grouf?

    Nicholas Grouf is an angel investor.

  • What does Nicholas Grouf do?

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

  • What has Nicholas Grouf invested in?

    Nicholas Grouf has made numerous investments in companies like Gennev, Karma Labs, and Open Me within the Clinics/Outpatient Services, Application Software, and Internet Retail industries.

  • What has Nicholas Grouf invested in recently?

    Nicholas Grouf's latest investment was on 01-Sep-2015 in Gennev, a company within the Clinics/Outpatient Services industry.

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