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About Rob Solomon

Rob Solomon is a marketplace and consumer internet investor and executive.

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PechaKucha Raises $2.7M in Seed Funding

Jul 2, 2021

PechaKucha , a Chicago, IL- Tokyo, Japan-based social storytelling platform, raised $2.7m in seed funding. The round was led by Muneaki Masuda, the founder and CEO of Culture Convenience Club Company, Limited (CCC), with participation from Lofty Ventures and Nameless Ventures and angel investors Jimmy Chamberlin (CEO of Blue J Strategies), Chuck Cohn (Founder and CEO of Nerdy), Chris Gladwin (Founder and CEO of Ocient), Paul Hsu (CEO and Founder of Decasonic), Brad Keywell (Co-Founder of Groupon, Founder and CEO of Uptake), Rob Solomon (Chairman of GoFundMe), and Vidisha Prasad (Managing Partner at Adya Partners), among others. The company intends to use the funds to scale headcount across product design, software development, and marketing to build new video and mobile capabilities, extend social connectivity features including group chat, enhance event hosting functions including ticketing and CRM, and grow its community of content creators. Founded in 2003 by Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, PechaKucha provides a Japanese-inspired virtual storytelling platform that allows users to produce and share recorded content, host live events online and offline, and build communities about popular and niche topics. Content creators, schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide license PechaKucha’s “20 images x 20 seconds” platform to share visual stories, information and concepts for inspired action. Community organizers host live events in more than 1,250 cities in 140 countries, with thousands of individual creators using the social storytelling platform for digital talks, sessions and chats. FinSMEs 02/07/2021

Rob Solomon Investments

6 Investments

Rob Solomon has made 6 investments. Their latest investment was in PechaKucha as part of their Seed VC on June 6, 2021.

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Rob Solomon Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/29/2021

Seed VC

PechaKucha

$2.7M

Yes

Brad Keywell, Chris Gladwin, Chuck Cohn, Jimmy Chamberlin, Lofty Ventures, Muneaki Masuda, Nameless Ventures, Paul Hsu, Undisclosed Angel Investors, and Vidisha Prasad

2

4/21/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

11/12/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

7/2/2019

Angel

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$99M

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10

6/10/2014

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

6/29/2021

4/21/2021

11/12/2020

7/2/2019

6/10/2014

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Angel

Seed VC

Company

PechaKucha

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Amount

$2.7M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Brad Keywell, Chris Gladwin, Chuck Cohn, Jimmy Chamberlin, Lofty Ventures, Muneaki Masuda, Nameless Ventures, Paul Hsu, Undisclosed Angel Investors, and Vidisha Prasad

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2

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10

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Rob Solomon Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Rob Solomon has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Dwellable on October 07, 2015.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/7/2015

Acquired

$991

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Date

10/7/2015

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

3

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