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Strauss Zelnick

OTHER INVESTOR TYPE
Active STATUS
1 PROFESSIONALS
15 INVESTMENTS
6 PORTFOLIO
6 EXITS
Description

Mr. Strauss Zelnick serves as Chairman of the Board, Director and Chief Executive Officer at Take-Two Interactive. He is the Founder and Partner at Zelnick Media Capital. He served as Senior Advisor at RRE Ventures. He also serves as Advisor at Thrive Capital. He also serves as a Director at Starwood Property Trust. Prior to forming ZMC in 2001, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment, a music and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Zelnick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment's North American business unit from 1995 to 1998. Before joining BMG Entertainment, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Dynamics, a producer and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Prior to that, he spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of 20th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of Fox Inc.'s worldwide motion picture production and distribution business. Previously, he spent three years at Vestron Inc., two of which as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zelnick also served as Vice President, International Television, at Columbia Pictures. Mr. Zelnick currently represents ZMC on the Boards of Alloy and 9 Story. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITN Networks and as a director of Blockbuster. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. He also served as the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Time Life. Mr. Zelnick serves as Chairman at Balfour Pacific Capital.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Strauss Zelnick Investments (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Players' Lounge 28-Mar-2019 Seed Round 000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 01-Mar-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Other Media Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
0000000 16-Dec-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 000000 00000 15-Sep-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Casinos and Gaming Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 12-Feb-2016 00000 (00000 00000 Other Media Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000000 20-Jan-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
000 (0000000000000 25-Mar-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
000000 09-Jul-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Electric Objects 23-Apr-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Fundera 31-Jan-2014 Early Stage VC 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
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Strauss Zelnick Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Greatist 15-Feb-2019 Buyout/LBO Completed
  • 2 buyers
00000 15-Jan-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000000
000000 25-Oct-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000000
Electric Objects 27-Jun-2017 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Hot Potato Media 07-Aug-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Completed
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Strauss Zelnick Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Info
Strauss Zelnick JD Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY

Strauss Zelnick Co-Investors (50)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
CourtsideVC 2 0
RRE Ventures 0 0
Vayner/RSE 0 0 0
MGM Studios 0 0
ProSiebenSat.1 Media 0 0
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