Bruce Leak Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 3
  • Portfolio
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 2
Exits

Bruce Leak General Information

Description

Mr. Bruce Leak is the Founding Partner and serves as General Partner, Managing Director & Board Member at Playground Global. He serves as Board Member at Puralytics. Mr. Leak served as Board Member at uAvionix. From an early age, his intellectual curiosity led to a fascination with computers and emerging technology and later informed his career path which took him from the frontier days of Apple and Microsoft, to entrepreneurship, to his time at Playground investing in complex ideas with the potential to change the world. With a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, Mr. Leak spent two summer internships at Microsoft. There, he tested an early prototype of Microsoft Word for the original IBM PC and later worked on the first versions of Microsoft's Macintosh applications. His first full-time role was with Apple's System Software team where he led the company's efforts on 32-bit Color Quickdraw which became the foundation of true color display on Mac screens and led to the birth of QuickTime. Mr. Leak spent five years at Apple expanding the QuickTime team, shipping several versions of the product and speaking at developer conferences. Mr. Leak was later recruited by Steve Perlman to General Magic, and they set out to build a color version of the platform for gaming. In 1993, Mr. Leak joined forces with Peter Barrett and Steve Blank to form Rocket Science Games, where he hired many members of the Quicktime team, supported developers, and built the gaming platform. His next venture was WebTV, which he founded with two General Magic alumni, Steve Perlman and Phil Goldman. WebTV was acquired by Microsoft and the company went on to ship the first DVR products for Echostar and DirectTV. After founding several startups selling technology and services to mobile phone operators and automotive OEMs and traveling the world, Mr. Leak co-founded Playground Global-the venture capital firm he wished existed when he was building his own company. From robotics to quantum computing to groundbreaking medical advancements, Playground's true north is leaving a lasting impact for generations to come.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 380 Portage Avenue
  • Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Bruce Leak Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
RallyOn 17-Jun-2011 Angel (individual) 00.00 Human Capital Services Out of Business 00000 0000
00000 000000 01-Jun-2011 00000 00000 00000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000 10-Jul-2010 0000 00000 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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Bruce Leak Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
RallyOn 01-Sep-2016 Out of Business
00000 02-Jul-2013 000000000000000000 0000
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Bruce Leak Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Bruce Leak Angel Investor 00 0 0 Palo Alto, CA
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