Jeffrey Bonforte Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 6

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 2


Jeffrey Bonforte General Information


Mr. Jeffrey Bonforte serves as Managing Partner at Catapult Capital. He serves as Venture Partner at Parade Ventures. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Grindr. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Communications Products at Yahoo. Mr. Bonforte serves as Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures. He is Senior Vice President of communication Products at Yahoo. He leads the team responsible for Yahoo's core communications products - Mail, Messenger, Groups, Calendar and Contacts. Jeff has 20 years of experience in internet and technology product development. A long-time entrepreneur, he has founded or led pioneering start-ups including i-drive, Gizmo5, and Xobni, which Yahoo acquired in 2013. Bonforte also previously worked at Yahoo as Vice President of Social Search and Vice President of Messenger. Bonforte is an active angel investor. Outside of the tech industry, he has over 400 skydives and is a partner and investor in Aston Martin Racing North America. Jeff earned his BA in Classical Civilizations from UCLA.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 665 3rd Street
  • Suite 150
  • San Francisco, CA 94107
  • United States

Jeffrey Bonforte Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mindmesh (Consulting Services) 01-Jan-2021 Angel (individual) Consulting Services (B2B) Startup 0000000 00000000
000000 30-Apr-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
00000000 11-Apr-2019 0000 00000 000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
000000000 01-Jan-2019 0000 00000 000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
BrightCrowd 07-Oct-2016 Seed Round 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue
Earny (Internet Software) 01-Jan-2016 Seed Round 00.00 Internet Software Generating Revenue
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Jeffrey Bonforte Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Earny (Internet Software) 01-Jan-2021 Merger/Acquisition
000000 20-Nov-2019 000000000000000000
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Jeffrey Bonforte Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jeffrey Bonforte Angel Investor 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Jeffrey Bonforte Co-Investors (42)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Elizabeth Weil 2 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Katie Stanton 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
GGV Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Nyca Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Two Small Fish Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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