Shawn Fanning Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 11
  • Portfolio
  • 3
  • Exits
  • 7
Exits

Shawn Fanning General Information

Description

Mr. Shawn Fanning is the Founder and C.E.O. of Rupture. He founded Napster. He is known most famously for having created one of the first peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks known as Napster. In 2003 Fanning and two business partners created Snocap. Having to fire over 60% of its employees by 2007 the project was a failure prompting Fanning's departure. In 2007 Shawn Fanning became the CEO of Rupture, quickly gaining the attention of Electronic Arts and being bought out for $15 million. In 2009 however Fanning was fired from the company. Currently he is the one of the founders of Path.com and valued at around $7.5 million.

Contact Information

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

Shawn Fanning Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Sproutling 27-Jan-2015 Seed Round 00.000 Monitoring Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
00000000000 22-Oct-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
000000 (00000000 0 01-Nov-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
00000000000 10-Jul-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
0000 (00000000 000 11-Jan-2011 00000 00000 00.000 Internet Retail Out of Business 00000 0000000
0000 22-Sep-2010 0000 00000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000
000000000 15-Sep-2010 00000 00000 000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
00000 23-Jul-2010 0000 00000 000 Information Services (B2C) Startup 00000 0000000
Beatlab 14-May-2010 Convertible Debt 0000 Entertainment Software Startup 00000 0000000
Square 03-Dec-2009 Early Stage VC 000.00 Financial Software Profitable 00000 0000000
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Shawn Fanning Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Uber 10-May-2019 IPO 00.00
0000000000 01-Jan-2016 000000000000000000 00.00
000000 19-Nov-2015 000 00000
0000 (00000000 000 01-Oct-2015 000 00 00000000
000000000 26-Nov-2014 000000000000000000 00.00
Wavii 23-Apr-2013 Merger/Acquisition 0000
SimpleGeo 31-Oct-2011 Merger/Acquisition 00.00
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Shawn Fanning Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Shawn Fanning Angel Investor 00 San Francisco, CA
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