Brian Acton Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 4

Brian Acton General Information


Mr. Brian Acton is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer at Sunlight Giving. He serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman at Signal. He is an Angel Investor. He co-founded WhatsApp. Previously he was a Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo! He earned a degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a Degree in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • United States

Brian Acton Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
DuckDuckGo 17-Aug-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Internet Software Profitable 00000 00000
DuckDuckGo 01-Dec-2020 000000000 00 00000 Internet Software Profitable 00000 00000
Socioh 25-Oct-2016 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Trak N Tell 11-Jul-2016 Angel (individual) 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 00000 00000
HalloApp Angel (individual) 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000

Brian Acton Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

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Brian Acton Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Brian Acton Angel Investor 0 0 Palo Alto, CA

Brian Acton Co-Investors (16)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
GP Bullhound 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Impact America Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lux Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mitchell Kapor 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Thrive Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Brian Acton FAQs

  • Who is Brian Acton?

    Brian Acton is an angel Investor who has made 5 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Brian Acton?

    Brian Acton is an angel investor.

  • What does Brian Acton do?

    As an angel investor, Brian Acton invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Brian Acton invested in?

    Brian Acton has made numerous investments in companies like DuckDuckGo, Socioh, and Trak N Tell within the Internet Software, Media and Information Services (B2B), and Automotive industries.

  • What has Brian Acton invested in recently?

    Brian Acton's latest investment was on 17-Aug-2021 in DuckDuckGo, a company within the Internet Software industry.

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