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Stephan Paternot

Stephan Paternot

Stephan Paternot is a Co-Founder of PalmStar alongside Frakes and Taylor. Stephan 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 cofounded 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.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • United States

Stephan Paternot Investments (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Canvas (Car) 08-Jul-2015 Seed Round 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
000000.000 23-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 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000 29-Jul-2014 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
000000000 22-Sep-2013 00000 00000 0000 Private Equity Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000000 29-Aug-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000000 00000000
0000 0000000 01-Jul-2013 00000 00000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
Bespoke Post 29-Mar-2013 Seed Round 00000 Luxury Goods Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
CapLinked 05-Nov-2012 Early Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
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Stephan Paternot Exits (15)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Contactually 25-Feb-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
000000 (000) 01-Jan-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 00000 000000
0000 0000000 14-Nov-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
00000000 01-Jun-2017 0000000000: 000000 Completed
0000000 00000 30-Aug-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000 000000 0000
00000000 01-Aug-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
000000000000 22-Oct-2015 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000
00000000000 11-Dec-2014 000 00000 Completed
FilmNewsBriefs 15-Apr-2013 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • Studio System News
Phanfare 15-Jun-2011 Merger/Acquisition 000 Completed
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Stephan Paternot Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Stephan Paternot Angel Investor 00 West Hollywood, CA

Stephan Paternot Co-Investors (14)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Aslanoba Capital 1 0 0
Brendan Wallace 0 0 0
Mark Cuban 0 0 0
Otter Rock Capital 0 0 0
Peter Kellner 0 0 0
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