Phoenix Arizona - San Francisco California - San Diego (CA) - Social Leverage is a Venture Capital firm,
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Investment Management • Mobile
Howard Lindzon is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Social Leverage. He also serves as Principal and Partner at Knight's Bridge Capital Partners. He is a Co-Founder and serves as an Executive Chairman at StockTwits. He also serves as a Board Member at Civic Technologies. He has more than 20 years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting, managing, and successfully advising innovative companies, Lindzon is the public face of the Social Leverage entities. In 2008 Lindzon co-founded StockTwits, recently named "one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web" by FastCompany and one of the "50 best websites" by Time (where he invented the "cashtag"). Previously, Lindzon created more than 400 original videos on Wallstrip, acquired by $CBS in 2007. Lindzon stepped down from his operational role as CEO of StockTwits on December 31, 2013, to focus on the next phase of Social Leverage. As acting Chairman, Lindzon's connection to StockTwits along with his hedge fund experience, give Social Leverage access to a community of professionals who can evaluate fintech opportunities. He serves as Board member at Civic. He also served as Advisor at Hinge Capital.
Founded in 1994, Pomona Capital specializes in investing across the spectrum of private equity in three ways: by purchasing secondary interests in existing partnerships, by investing in new partnerships, and by co-investing alongside buyout funds in individual companies. Pomona manages $6.7 billion in capital commitments for 250 investors, managing $4.4 billion across eight secondaries funds and $2.4 billion across six primary funds and other investment mandates. Pomona has committed $1.8 billion in primary capital to over 200 managers with investments in 1,500 underlying companies, and has purchased $2.1 billion in secondary interests in over 700 funds with investments in over 5,000 underlying companies. Through the primary funds, Pomona makes commitments to the new partnerships of leading buyout, venture capital and mezzanine funds located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Making single investments from $1 million to $500 million, Pomona structures transactions in innovative ways to suit sellers' needs.
Todd Foster is the Founder & serves as Managing Partner at Sabine Capital Partners. He is also an angel investor. Foster has 20 years of experience in commercial banking, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital investing. Prior to founding Sabine, Foster was a commercial banker with Citigroup in New York and Dubai. He also served as special general partner with Cottonwood Capital Partners and as a vice president with Frontline Capital Group in New York. Foster holds an MBA in Finance from Emory University and a BA from Vanderbilt University, and is an alumnus of the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Foster is a FINRA registered representative (Series 63 and 82).
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Education Arizona , Scottsdale ..., U.S.A.
$7500000 (Early stage VC)
• Matthew Pittinsky investment in Series C:
• Matthew Pittinsky investment in Series B:
$3100000 (Early stage VC)
• Mario Martinez II investment in Series A:
• Matthew Pittinsky investment in Angel Round:
Arizona - Scottsdale Arizona - U.S.A., U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Education
Dr. Matthew Pittinsky serves as Chief Executive Officer at Parchment. He is also a Board Member of PicMonic. He is an Angel Investor. He co-founded Blackboard serving first as Chief Executive Officer and then Executive Chairman. He serves on the Board of Trustees of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He received Bachelor of Science in Political Science from American University, Ed.M in Education Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.