Richard Sarnoff Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 10
  • Portfolio
  • 4
  • Exits
  • 5
Exits

Richard Sarnoff General Information

Description

Mr. Richard Sarnoff serves as Partner and Chairman of Media, Entertainment and Education, Americas at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. He serves as Co-Chairman at Chegg. He served as Managing Director, Chairman of Media, Entertainment, and Education; Head of Media & Communications and Co-Head of TMT, Americas at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. He was also a Board Member at Pandora Radio. Prior to this position, he served as a Senior Adviser to KKR, working closely with both investment teams and portfolio companies. Until 2011, he was Co-Chairman of Bertelsmann, and President of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI.) A longstanding senior executive at Bertelsmann, Mr. Sarnoff served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Random House beginning in 1998 and became the first US executive to serve on the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann AG in 2002. Starting in 2006, he established and ran its corporate digital media investing arm, BDMI, and concurrently served as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers. He was named the publishing industry's Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly magazine in 2009. Mr. Sarnoff graduated summa cum laude, from Princeton University with a BA in Art and Archaeology, and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Weld North, Cengage, and Chegg; and of not-for-profit organizations including the Center for Communication, the Bronx Lab School, Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy and New Classrooms/School of One. Previously, he served on the board at Activision Blizzard.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Richard Sarnoff Investments (10)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Snackable 19-Sep-2019 Seed Round 00.00 Social Content Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000000 0000000000 08-Mar-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
00000. 01-Mar-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000 31-May-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
00000 00000 30-Jul-2015 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 0000000 0000000
0000 00000000 28-Apr-2015 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000 07-Apr-2015 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000 12-Mar-2013 0000 00000 000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Tipalti 01-Mar-2013 Early Stage VC 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Zao 28-Jun-2012 Seed Round 00.00 Human Capital Services Startup 0000000 0000000
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Richard Sarnoff Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Tynker 16-Sep-2021 Merger/Acquisition 00000
0000 00000000 08-Jun-2018 000000000000000000
0000 12-Jul-2016 000000000000000000
Zao 22-Aug-2014 Merger/Acquisition
Fuisz Media Out of Business
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Richard Sarnoff Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Richard Sarnoff Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY
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Richard Sarnoff Co-Investors (20)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Amplify.LA 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
ECMC 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Forerunner Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Greycroft 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Metaplanet Holdings 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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