Social Leverage

the new financial leverage

We are an early stage seed investment fund

About

Social Leverage LLC is a partnership that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs in the technology space. We partner with promising companies, bringing our own entrepreneurial expertise, relationships, and marketing experience to the fore. Our portfolio companies benefit from our hands on involvement in all stages of development. More pointedly, social leverage is about leveraging our extensive network of industry relationships and expertise to help grow great companies and build great products.
Investment Criteria
Our typical investment size is $100,000 to $500,000. We look for founders with domain experience, and investment premise that caters to powerful demographic trends, visibility on revenue models, and an investment group we can be proud of; in some cases, we will be happy to put together that group.

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Team

We exist to support founders and help turn their vision into great products and companies.

Howard Lindzon

Howard Lindzon

General Partner

Howard Lindzon is Co-Founder and Chairman of StockTwits® – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine. Mr. Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting and successfully managing innovative companies, he is the General Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Howard continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998. He created Wallstrip, and more than 400 original web video shows, which was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007. He is an active angel with many success angel investments including: Rent.com, (purchased by Ebay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), and Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers). Mr. Lindzon's new media and internet business investments also include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media, Ticketfly, Assistly, Bit.ly and Tweetdeck. Mr. Lindzon received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.

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Tom Peterson

Tom Peterson

General Partner

Tom Peterson is the CEO and General Partner of the Social Leverage Group of Companies, including Social Leverage, LLC, and Social Leverage Group, LLC, both operating and acceleration entities that invest in early stage web-enabled businesses. He is also Co-Founder of StationCreator Inc., a recently funded start-up with patent pending technology allowing anyone to run an online TV station through a rich interface for scheduling videos from multiple sources around the web. As an Angel Investor the past ten years and a long-term investor and advisor to Lindzon’s hedge fund, Lindzon Capital Partners, Peterson’s combined portfolios have included companies such as: GolfNow, Lifelock, TubeMogul, Buddy Media, Tweetdeck, Assistly, Betaworks, GoInstant and more. Peterson manages the day-to-day activities of Social Leverage and assists portfolio companies in need with operational and business development expertise. As featured in Institutional Investor’s article on Super-angels, Lindzon and Peterson are depicted as helping to reorganize early-stage investing with disciplined capital, uniform investing rules and a sense of community that traditional venture capital has begun taking notice of. With a high level of connectivity and passion for technology Peterson enjoys early stage investing and entrepreneurs open to value-add investors. He holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta and a MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State.

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Chris Corriveau

Chris Corriveau

Technical Advisor

Chris is the CTO at StockTwits, the leading social financial platform for sharing ideas. He has been responsible for the technology and innovation that has made StockTwits one of Times '50 Best Websites' and “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany. Chris leads the development team in creating one of the best financial APIs for the social web and constantly innovating to to create big financial data available to a multitude of fintech sites and users. Prior to StockTwits, Chris was the CTO and Co-Founder of Genevate, a highly successful web-applications firm that built Ruby on Rails-based platforms for companies all over the world, including the first StockTwits website. Chris is an advisor and mentor to many companies in San Diego and beyond. He also worked in Silicon Valley after graduation from Cogswell College for Cisco Systems, and for startups GetMedia and OpenGrid.

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Portfolio

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5110 N. 40th Street Ste 108, Phoenix, AZ 85018


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