Ezra Galston Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 4


Ezra Galston General Information


Mr. Ezra Galston is the Founding Partner of Starting Line. He serves as a Board Member at Boom. He also serves as a Board Observer at GO Car Subscription and Attain. He serves as a Board Member at Unchained Capital & The Players Trunk. He is an Angel Investor. He served as an Advisor at Catch Co. He served as Principal at Chicago Ventures. He serves as a 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 Shipments. He served as an Investment Committee Member at Bold Coast Capital. His thoughts on startups, gaming, e-commerce, and bitcoin have been published in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Re/code. He joined Chicago Ventures in March 2012 and prior was a Young Entrepreneur at Foundation Capital. Before business school, he 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. He 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.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate 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
Zeus Living 12-May-2020 00000 00000 0000 Buildings and Property Out of Business 0000 0000000
Unchained Capital 24-Dec-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Xena Workwear 22-Aug-2019 0000 00000 00000 Footwear Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Forager (Logistics) 01-Jul-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Made.In 03-Apr-2019 00000 00000 000 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
PrettyLitter 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

Ezra Galston Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Zeus Living 08-Nov-2023 Out of Business
Forager (Logistics) 31-Jan-2022 000000000000000000
PrettyLitter 01-Sep-2021 Merger/Acquisition
Study Cloud 18-Apr-2016 Merger/Acquisition

Ezra Galston Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Ezra Galston Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Ezra Galston Angel Investor 00 0 0 Chicago, IL

Ezra Galston Co-Investors (19)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Bloomberg Beta 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
CEAS Investments I 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Initialized Capital Management 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Soros Fund Management 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sovereign's Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Ezra Galston FAQs

  • Who is Ezra Galston?

    Ezra Galston is an angel Investor who has made 9 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Ezra Galston?

    Ezra Galston is an angel investor.

  • What does Ezra Galston do?

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

  • What has Ezra Galston invested in?

    Ezra Galston has made numerous investments in companies like Hunt Club, Zeus Living, and Unchained Capital within the Human Capital Services, Buildings and Property, and Financial Software industries.

  • What has Ezra Galston invested in recently?

    Ezra Galston's latest investment was on 20-Oct-2021 in Hunt Club, a company within the Human Capital Services industry.

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