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Ezra Galston


Mr. Ezra Galston is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Starting Line. He serves as Investment Committee Member at Bold Coast Capital. Mr. Galston is an Angel Investor of Ezra Galston. He served as Principal at Chicago Ventures. He serves as Board Member at Cameo. He focuses on all facets of the firm's consumer facing and marketing tech investments and is actively involved with Blitsy, BloomNation, Kapow Events, Luxury Garage Sale, Shiftgig, SpotHero, and Zipments. Ezra's thoughts on startups, gaming, e-commerce and bitcoin have been published in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Re/code. Ezra joined Chicago Ventures in March, 2012 and prior was a Young Entrepreneur at Foundation Capital. Before business school, Ezra served as the Director of Marketing for CardRunners Gaming - the parent company of CardRunners, Hold'em Manager and DraftDay - and before then earned a living as a professional poker player. He launched his first startup at age 13 and served as Director of Interactive Marketing at Buzz Marketing Group from 2003-2005 working closely with Midas Records, Sony Records and MTV. Ezra is a proud husband and father to a two year old boy. His varied interests have led him to launch a record label and produce a festival screened short film. He is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 18 and holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and a BA from New York University.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 444 West Lake Street
  • Suite 1900
  • Chicago, IL 60606
  • United States

+1 (312) 000-0000

Ezra Galston Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Forager Logistics 01-Jul-2019 Seed Round 00.00 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
0000 00 00000000 03-Apr-2019 0000 00000 000 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Unchained Capital 31-May-2018 Seed Round 000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Study Cloud 07-Aug-2013 Seed Round 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
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Ezra Galston Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000 00000 18-Apr-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000 (000000 0000
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Ezra Galston Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Ezra Galston Angel Investor 0 0 Chicago, IL