Mr Ron Conway
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Ron Conway is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SV Angel. Ron has been an active angel investor since the mid 90’s. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005). He was included in 2010’s Vanity Fair 100 most influential people in the Information Age. He was awarded Best Angel at The 2009 TechCrunch Crunchies Awards. He was named #13 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top "deal-makers" in 2011. Ron was with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions (1973-1979), Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO (1979-1990) and took Altos public on Nasdaq in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) (1991-1995). PTS was acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft (Nasdaq SKIL). Philanthropically, Ron is a Board Member of the Salesforce.com Foundation, a member of the UCSF Medical Center Chancellor's Advisory Board in SF, and is active in fundraising for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, College Track, Sandy Hook Promise-Newtown CT, Americans for Responsible Solutions-Gabby Giffords, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, and the THORN Foundation. Ron is an advocate for technology companies and civic engagement in San Francisco and founder of sf.citi (San Francisco's tech-backed civic organization). Ron is also an advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder of FWD.US.

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Selected investments

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Profile Country Date Funding
AddThis Inc (Clearspring Technologies Inc) Series D
Airtime Media Inc (Supyo) Series A
Aisle50 Inc Venture
Anchor Intelligence Provider of a transparent actionable intelligence to ad networks, search engines, agencies and advertisers. Series A
Answers Corp Operates www.answers.com, which supplies answers covering over three million topics to curious Internet users Series B
Ark.com Inc People search engine. Seed
Armorblox Series A Initial investment
Asana Inc Seed
Ask Jeeves Inc N/A
Aster Data Systems Inc Data management and analysis software company for data-driven applications. Seed Initial investment
Attributor Inc Leading provider of digital content protection solutions for the publishing industry N/A
Become Inc Series B
Betaworks Studio LLC Venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed and early stage investments Series A
Bitly Inc Series A
Blip Networks Inc Owner and operator of blip.tv, an online television network, features, promotes, and monetizes shows on the web. N/A
Blippy Inc Social messaging service for goods and products purchases N/A
BookFresh Seed
Bring Light Inc Seed
Buddy Media Inc Social media management software company of choice for eight of the world's top ten global advertisers. Series B
Bump Technologies Series A