Steve Blank Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 37
  • Portfolio
  • 19
  • Exits
  • 16

Steve Blank General Information


Mr. Steve Blank is a Co-Founder of LaunchPad Central. He is also a Co-Founder of M34 Capital. He serves as Mentor at Engineering Capital. He has had a 36-year career as a successful entrepreneur and educator.He was an Advisor of Engineering Capital and Gamalon. He has been a founder or participant in eight Silicon Valley startups. His last startup, E.piphany, was in enterprise software. His other startups include two semiconductor companies (Zilog and MIPS Computers), a workstation company (Convergent Technologies), a supercomputer firm (Ardent), a computer peripheral supplier (SuperMac), a military intelligence systems supplier (ESL) and a video game company (Rocket Science Games). His book about building early stage companies: Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup movement. His next book, The Startup Owners Manual became the standard handbook for how to start a company. Since 2000, he has been part of the entrepreneurship faculty at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Columbia University and UCSF. His Lean LaunchPad class, modified for the NSF Innovation Corps and the National Institute of Health, has become the standard for experiential entrepreneurial education. He has served as Board Member at Udacity. He is also an Advisor of Synapse Partners.

Contact Information

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

Steve Blank Investments (37)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Robust.AI 28-Oct-2020 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 00000 00000
000000000 0000000 27-Sep-2019 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Startup 00000 00000
000 0.0. 18-Oct-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Medical Records Systems Generating Revenue 00000 00000
000000 (0000000000 21-Sep-2018 0000 00000 000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
000 0.0. 07-Aug-2018 0000 00000 00000 Medical Records Systems Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000 (000000000000 19-Jun-2018 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000 01-Jan-2018 0000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
000 (000 000000000 01-Nov-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Gamalon 15-Sep-2016 Seed Round 00.000 Automation/Workflow Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
OwnerListens 28-May-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
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Steve Blank Exits (16)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
EdSurge 06-Nov-2019 Merger/Acquisition
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0000 00000 0000000 12-Sep-2017 000000000000000000 00000
0000 0000 21-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000
0000000 (000000000 29-Mar-2017 000000000000000000 00.000
000000000 00000000 05-Dec-2016 000000000000000000
0000000000000 28-Jul-2016 000000000000000000
0000 13-Jan-2016 000000000000000000
Roominate 06-Jan-2016 Buyout/LBO
Maestro Market 01-Oct-2015 Out of Business
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Steve Blank Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Steve Blank Angel Investor 00 Pescadero, CA
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Steve Blank Co-Investors (47)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Floodgate Fund 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
Alerion Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Moment Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Service Provider Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Upfront Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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