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Ted Meisel


Mr. Ted Meisel serves as Co-Founder of AVIA. He is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at WiserCare. He serves as Advisor at Abundant Venture Partners. He is a Board Observer at Business Talent Group. He also serves as Senior Advisor at NextEquity Partners. He brings to the firm extensive experience in the operations and strategy of digital media and advertising companies. He provides input to potential investments and is an active board member at Forbes Media and Marketshare Partners, where he works with the management teams on strategic, operational and organizational issues. Ted is the former CEO of Overture Services, the pioneer of search advertising. He joined the company (originally in 1998 and led it to $1 billion in worldwide revenues by 2003, its fifth full year of operations - when Yahoo! acquired Overture for $1.8 billion. Ted stayed on as president of the newly-named Yahoo! Search Marketing division for two years, integrating with other Yahoo! units and leading it to continued and rapid revenue growth and an expanded worldwide footprint. Prior to Overture, Ted was an executive at CitySearch, now a division of IAC/Interactive Corp. CitySearch became the leading internet city guide, ultimately absorbing its main competitor, Microsoft's Sidewalk. His responsibilities at CitySearch included editorial, product management, product design, professional services, business development, and engineering. Before he became an internet executive, Ted spent eight years with the consulting firms of McKinsey & Company and Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting) in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Singapore. He is the Chairman of WiserCare (shared decisionmaking for patients with a diagnosed condition), a board member of Tap11 (platform for marketers to leverage social media), and an advisor to FatTail (workflow and yield management platform for publishers). In addition to his business interests, Ted is Vice-Chairman of the board of Hope Street Group (, a bipartisan group of business leaders and professionals devoted to changing socioeconomic policy so that we have a vibrant middle class as the century unfolds. HSG is especially active in reforming our education and health care systems. Ted holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and lives in Los Angeles. He is also an Angel Investor.

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

Ted Meisel Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Business Talent Group 12-Sep-2016 Later Stage VC 000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000 000000 00
00000000 26-Jan-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000 00
000000 19-Mar-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Startup 000 000000 00
000000000.000 08-Nov-2011 0000 00000 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Out of Business 000 000000 00
Rexter 01-Jan-2011 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 000 000000 00
FATTAIL 15-Oct-2008 Later Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000 00
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Ted Meisel Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Tenacity 06-Dec-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
000000000.000 09-May-2013 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
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Ted Meisel Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Ted Meisel JD Angel Investor 00 0 0 Los Angeles, CA