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Investments

87

Portfolio Exits

19

About Esther Dyson

Ms. Esther Dyson is an angel investor. She acquired and built EDventure Holdings which she ultimately sold to CNET Networks in early 2004. She has a keen interest in aeronautics and is also the author of a book entitled ''Release 2.0: A design for living in the digital age''.

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New York, New York,

United States

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Latest Esther Dyson News

Localized secures USD 2.2 million in Seed investment round

Jun 29, 2021

Localized, a career tech platform with operations in MENA has secured a $2.2M Seed investment round from Trend Forward Capital, Next Wave Impact, Bisk Ventures, One Planet VC, Angel Ventures, Joshua Mailman, US News Digital Ventures, and angel investor Esther Dyson. Founded in 2017 by Ronit Avni, Localized unlocks educated talent for global companies. On Localized, employers recruit from schools without having to attend in-person career fairs, and students get industry insights from top professionals who share their language and roots “As companies look for diverse, world-class talent, Localized fills a critical need. We led this funding round after hearing from satisfied customers and seeing the traction firsthand over the last 2 years. We are strong believers in Ronit and the team that she has assembled and the opportunity that was accelerated by COVID.” – “No one would disagree that the current process for students to find their dream job is broken. We believe Ronit and the amazing team she’s assembled have exactly what it takes to disrupt the career industry globally.” Jonathan Chang, Trend Forward Capital

Esther Dyson Investments

87 Investments

Esther Dyson has made 87 investments. Their latest investment was in Humanity as part of their Seed VC - II on August 8, 2021.

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Esther Dyson Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/4/2021

Seed VC - II

Humanity

$2.5M

No

7Percent, Alex Tew, Alexander Ljung, Breega Capital, Michael Acton-Smith, One Way Ventures, Robin Thompson, Seedcamp, and Taavet Hinrikus

3

4/2/2021

Seed VC - II

Localized

$2.2M

No

Angel Ventures Mexico, Bisk Ventures, E11 Capital, Joshua Mailman, Mindshift Capital, News Digital Ventures, Next Wave Impact, One Planet VC, and Trend Forward Capital

3

3/8/2021

Series A

Praava Health

$10.6M

Yes

David H. Petraeus, Dr. Jeremy Lim, Dr. Rushika Fernandopoulle, Geoff Price, SBK Tech Ventures, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

5

10/28/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/6/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

8/4/2021

4/2/2021

3/8/2021

10/28/2020

10/6/2020

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series A

Series A

Company

Humanity

Localized

Praava Health

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Amount

$2.5M

$2.2M

$10.6M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

7Percent, Alex Tew, Alexander Ljung, Breega Capital, Michael Acton-Smith, One Way Ventures, Robin Thompson, Seedcamp, and Taavet Hinrikus

Angel Ventures Mexico, Bisk Ventures, E11 Capital, Joshua Mailman, Mindshift Capital, News Digital Ventures, Next Wave Impact, One Planet VC, and Trend Forward Capital

David H. Petraeus, Dr. Jeremy Lim, Dr. Rushika Fernandopoulle, Geoff Price, SBK Tech Ventures, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

3

3

5

10

10

Esther Dyson Portfolio Exits

19 Portfolio Exits

Esther Dyson has 19 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Swvl on July 28, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/28/2021

Acq - Pending

$991

6

7/1/2021

Acquired

1

12/18/2019

Acquired

1

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10

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10

Date

7/28/2021

7/1/2021

12/18/2019

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00/00/0000

Exit

Acq - Pending

Acquired

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

6

1

1

10

10

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