Strauss Zelnick Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 17

  • Portfolio
  • 7

  • Exits
  • 9

Exits

Strauss Zelnick General Information

Description

Mr. Strauss Zelnick serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Member of the Executive Committee Charter at Take-Two Interactive Software. He serves as Board Member at Paramount Global (Media). He also serves as Advisor at H/L Ventures. He serves as Advisor at Players' Lounge and XED Beverage Company. He is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner 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 a 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.

Business Details

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

Strauss Zelnick Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Reactional Music 12-Apr-2023 Later Stage VC 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Players' Lounge 01-Jul-2022 00000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
StageIt 01-Jan-2021 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Slope (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 01-Mar-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Prove 16-Dec-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Drone Racing League 15-Sep-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Slope (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 12-Feb-2016 00000 (00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00
Greatist 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

Strauss Zelnick Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
StageIt 14-Feb-2022 Merger/Acquisition
Fundera 30-Oct-2020 000000000000000000
Greatist 15-Feb-2019 0000000000
Lua (Communication Software) 14-Feb-2019 000000000000000000
Slope (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 11-Jan-2019 000000000000000000 000
getSpring 25-Oct-2018 000000000000000000
Electric Objects 27-Jun-2017 Merger/Acquisition
Hot Potato Media 07-Aug-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000

Strauss Zelnick Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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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

Strauss Zelnick Co-Investors (33)

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

Strauss Zelnick FAQs

  • Who is Strauss Zelnick?

    Strauss Zelnick is an angel Investor who has made 17 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Strauss Zelnick?

    Strauss Zelnick is an angel investor.

  • What does Strauss Zelnick do?

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

  • What has Strauss Zelnick invested in?

    Strauss Zelnick has made numerous investments in companies like Reactional Music, Players' Lounge, and StageIt within the Multimedia and Design Software, Entertainment Software, and Media and Information Services (B2B) industries.

  • What has Strauss Zelnick invested in recently?

    Strauss Zelnick's latest investment was on 12-Apr-2023 in Reactional Music, a company within the Multimedia and Design Software industry.

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