Stephan Paternot Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 26

  • Portfolio
  • 9

  • Exits
  • 16


Stephan Paternot General Information


Mr. Stephan Paternot serves as General Partner at Actarus Funds. He co-founded PalmStar. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Slated. He is currently co-founder & CEO of Slated, an online entertainment industry marketplace that enables introductions to projects, talent, financing, and sales. Stephan is also the founder and general partner of the Actarus Funds. Founded in 2002, these angel funds have backed such companies as LendingClub, SecondMarket, Indiegogo, AngelList, and many more. Prior to this, he co-founded one of the first Internet community sites, in 1994. The company set stock market history when it went public in 1998 with a record-setting IPO pushing the company valuation to over $1 Billion. Over a six-year span, the company grew to over 300 employees with the website becoming one of the top thirty most trafficked sites in the world with nearly 10% of all internet users visiting the site monthly. In 1999 Stephan won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in 2001 published "A Very Public Offering", a non-fiction business book detailing his experience at Before founding the company, Stephan attended Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Stephan grew up in Switzerland and the United Kingdom before attending college in the United States. Beyond his duties at the Actarus Funds, Stephan sits on the board of the Heineman Foundation, based in New York, and on the board of it's sister organization the Heineman-Stiftung, based in Berlin. The aims of the foundations are to give financial support to educational, artistic, cause-based, and scientific non-profit institutions. Stephan resides in Los Angeles.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • United States
+1 (646) 000-0000

Stephan Paternot Investments (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Digital Currency Group 01-Oct-2019 Later Stage VC Private Equity Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
000000 (000) 08-Jul-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
000000.000 19-Dec-2014 00000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
000000000000 05-Nov-2014 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000000000 31-Aug-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000 29-Jul-2014 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 00000000
000000000 22-Sep-2013 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000000 29-Aug-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 0000000 00000000
Able Lending 01-Jul-2013 Early Stage VC Other Capital Markets/Institutions Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
Bespoke Post 29-Mar-2013 Seed Round 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
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Stephan Paternot Exits (16)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Spire 13-Aug-2021 Reverse Merger 0000
000000000000 25-Feb-2019 000000000000000000
000000 (000) 01-Jan-2018 000000000000000000
000000 01-Jan-2018 000000000000000000
0000 0000000 14-Nov-2017 000000000000000000
00000000 01-Jun-2017 0000000000: 000000
0000000 00000 30-Aug-2016 000000000000000000
00000000 01-Aug-2016 000 00 00000000
Secondmarket 22-Oct-2015 Merger/Acquisition
LendingClub 11-Dec-2014 IPO 00000
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Stephan Paternot Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Stephan Paternot Angel Investor 00 0 West Hollywood, CA
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Stephan Paternot Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Actarus Funds 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Fine Day Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
K2 Global 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mark Lodish 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SGH Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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