Ezra Galston Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 6

  • Exits
  • 3


Ezra Galston General Information


Mr. Ezra Galston is the Founder & serves as Partner at Starting Line. He also serves at Board Member at GO car subscription. He serves as a Board Member at Unchained Capital & The Players Trunk. He is an Angel Investor. He serves as Advisor at Catch Co.. 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. He served as Investment Committee Member at Bold Coast Capital. 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.

Contact Information

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 (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Hunt Club 20-Oct-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
0000 (000000000 00 12-May-2020 00000 00000 0000 Buildings and Property Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
000000000 0000000 24-Dec-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
0000 00000000 22-Aug-2019 0000 00000 00000 Footwear Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
0000000 (000000000 01-Jul-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
0000 00 (00000 000 03-Apr-2019 00000 00000 000 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
000000000000 22-Jan-2018 0000 00000 00000 Monitoring Equipment Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Study Cloud 07-Aug-2013 Seed Round 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
PocketGuide 01-Oct-2010 Early Stage VC 00.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
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Ezra Galston Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Forager (Logistics) 01-Feb-2022 Merger/Acquisition
000000000000 01-Sep-2021 000000000000000000
00000 00000 18-Apr-2016 000000000000000000
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Ezra Galston Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Ezra Galston Angel Investor 00 0 0 Chicago, IL
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Ezra Galston Co-Investors (42)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Starting Line 4 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
KarpReilly 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Silicon Valley Bank 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Soros Fund Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Starwood Property Trust 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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