Strauss Zelnick Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 17
  • Portfolio
  • 6
  • Exits
  • 8
Exits

Strauss Zelnick General Information

Description

Mr. Strauss Zelnick serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Take-Two Interactive Software. He serves as Advisor at Players' Lounge and XED Beverage Company. He is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner and Board Member at ZMC. He serves as Fund Advisory Board Member at Balfour Pacific Capital. Furthermore, he founded Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC), a private equity firm focusing on the media and communications industry, in 2001. He also serves as an Advisor to the Investment Committee at Everberg Capital. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two Interactive Software, one of the world's leading video game producers and distributors. He was the Interim Chairman of CBS Corporation when it merged with Viacom (NYSE: VIAC) in 2019. Prior to forming ZMC, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment, at that time one of the world's largest music and entertainment companies with more than 200 record labels and operations in 54 countries. Before joining BMG Entertainment, he 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 as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer. He also served as Vice President of International Television Sales at Columbia Pictures. He currently sits on the board of Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: STWD). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Contact Information

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

Strauss Zelnick Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Incredible Dream 01-Sep-2021 Early Stage VC Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
0000000 01-Jan-2021 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
0000000' 000000 28-Mar-2019 0000 00000 000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 01-Mar-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 00000000 16-Dec-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 000000 00000 15-Sep-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000 12-Feb-2016 00000 (00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
00000000 20-Jan-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Lua (Communication Software) 25-Mar-2015 Later Stage VC 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
getSpring 09-Jul-2014 Early Stage VC 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
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Strauss Zelnick Exits (8)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
StageIt 14-Feb-2022 Merger/Acquisition
0000000 30-Oct-2020 000000000000000000
00000000 15-Feb-2019 0000000000
000 (0000000000000 14-Feb-2019 000000000000000000
00000 11-Jan-2019 000000000000000000 000
000000000 25-Oct-2018 000000000000000000
Electric Objects 27-Jun-2017 Merger/Acquisition
Hot Potato Media 07-Aug-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000
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Strauss Zelnick Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Strauss Zelnick JD Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY
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Strauss Zelnick Co-Investors (23)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Canaan Partners 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Comcast Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
CourtsideVC 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
RRE Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sean Parker 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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