Invest with Amplify.LA
Syndicate Backing
$256.5K ($1K)
Typical Investments
Expected Deals/Year
Note from Amplify.LA

For the first time we will be offering accredited investors outside of our network the opportunity to invest in Amplify portfolio companies. This will give you access to our future deals right alongside our fund LP’s and other top tier institutional investors.

Amplify is among the top ten accelerator programs in the U.S. as noted by the Harvard Business Review. We invest in 12-15 companies per year and perform extensive due diligence before accepting a company into the program. Our success metrics to date are as follows:

• Approximately 25,000 applications reviewed

• Invested in 70 companies

• 9 exits (all acquisitions)

• Total capital raised by portfolio companies: $500 million+

• Total portfolio valuation: $1 billion+

• Follow-on investment in our Seed and Series A rounds have been led by the likes of Bessemer Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital, General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Founders Fund, RRE Ventures, Polaris Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Bullpen Capital, and many more


We will offer every company that joins Amplify the opportunity to raise additional capital through our syndicate.

Oded Noy
Advisor to
Richard Wolpert
Founder @Amplify.LA • Works at @Accel
Paul Bricault
Managing Director of Amplify.LA & Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners
Kris Bjornerud
Managing Partner at Wavemaker Partners
Amanda Schutzbank
Platform at Amplify.LA
Eric Pakravan
Investing @Amplify.LA. Founder @LavaLabUSC.
Shawn Merani
Founder Parade Ventures Prev: Founder/Partner @Flight Ventures @ReachLocal (NASDAQ: RLOC) Investor @Dollar Shave Club @Cruise Automation @HOOKED @Sapho
Flight.VC Syndicate
5 $1B + announced exits Investor: Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic, Linkedin, Cruise, Dollar Shave Club Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly
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Pierre Schurmann
Founder @Bossa Nova Investimentos, investor in 350+ startups Globally. Founded (5) and successfully exited 4 startups in Brazil
Can help with
“Having started, scaled and sold 3 companies I can relate to the challenges startups face. Also being the leader of pre seed in Brazil (we do 65% of all deals...more
Bong Koh
Partner at KohFounders. Previous experience includes Advanced Technology Ventures, Mucker, McKinsey, Salomon Smith Barney and Organic (IPO).
Brock Pierce
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist. Restart, DNA, Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Sundeep Ahuja
45 Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs; 3yrs @AWS; CoFndr @Richrelevance; helped launch @Kiva; Investor @Goodreads @Counsyl; Advisor @Indiegogo; BS CS Stanford
David Segura
Founded Giant Media in 2009; successfully sold business to an AdTech company backed by JMI & TPG in 2014. Interested in helping companies scale revenue & growth
Armando Biondi
Cofounder @AdEspresso, acquired by @Hootsuite in Feb 2017. Investor in 50 startups + @AngelList Lead. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Brandon Goldman
Previously co-founder at @FreshPay. Worked at @Miso Media,
Rob Ness
Angel Investor
Obsessively hunts the fastest-growth startups. Moonlighting as strategist @Capgemini. Served time @Harvard, @Berkeley.
Can help with
“I'm very plugged into the rapidly growing tech scene here in Washington DC, and am proactive about promoting the products of my portfolio companies...more
When the chips were down I only thought I had two options, close the company or sell it. Gil encouraged me to choose a third option "aim for the moon". We did and the result is a profitable growing company on the way to success
Karl Jacob
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil taught me the meaning of RELENTLESS URGENCY. And that's something use every single day. Thank you Gil!!
Adam Rifkin
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate advised
Gil -> Helpful. Open. Smart. Direct. Transparent. Engaging. No BS. Responsive...just great.
Maneesh Arora
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil is the single most entrepreneur friendly investor I have ever met.
Jesse Robbins
Co-investor in a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
What more can one say about the $25 billion man that already hasn't been said? His syndicate is the largest on AngelList, he's one of the most prominent and successful angel investors in the world - and he's just getting started now that he's plowing into the most promising 20...more
Amazing guy. Amazing investor. Super-connected and helpful. No bullshit.
Gil is one of the smartest and most connected guys in Silicon Valley. He truly cares about the entrepreneurs that he backs. He gets involved and provides real help to the companies, beyond the money. 
Gil is one of the most honest, trustworthy and truthful person I have ever met in my life. He is by far one in a billion in my book and on super smart angels who envision where the industry is heading and he has been right nearly every time though with risk included to recommend participation in...more
Co-investing and working with Gil on UXPin was amazing. Speed, great advise, an amazing network. He encourages, inspires, connects or shouts whatever is most needed. Gil is an awesome investor and advisor.
Gil is super helpful and friendly
Gil Penchina is regarded as one of the top Angels on AngelList for his many syndicates and his success on the platform
Shawn is incredibly responsive and a great partner to have. We're excited for what will come as a result of the relationship.
Ry Walker
For Shawn Merani's work at Midwest Technology by
Partner at Flight Ventures
Flight.VC Syndicate
For Shawn Merani's work at Education Technology by
Shawn works with Gil Penchina who is co-founder of Crux Ventures Angelist syndicate.
Daniel Hoffer
For Shawn Merani's work at Crux Ventures
Eric has a once in a generation mind and adds tremendous value
Ariel Jalali
For Eric Pakravan's investment at Sensay
Kris has been instrumental in our growth as an AmplifyLA incubated company.
Shawn Livermore
For Kris Bjornerud's work with Ziptask
Network is outstanding as well as his knowledge in the consumer internet and market strategy
Geoff McFarlane
Founder of a company Paul Bricault invested in
PB is the man, it's that simple. I learned a lot from working as his partner at Amplify and continue to be impressed with his ability to engage and inspire people in the startup community.
Jeff Solomon
For Paul Bricault's work with AFINITY
Richard is the quintessential investor, advisor and mentor. As an investor he gets straight to the point. As an advisor, he gets to the core issues and rolls up his sleeves to help. And as a mentor he provides wisdom from the perspective of being an entrepreneur and thinks like an engineer....more
Richard has been, and continues to be, a tremendous asset to our company. His advice is spot on, his intros are invaluable, and his reputation is not only legendary...he actually lives up to it! He also happens to be an amazing and thoughtful human being. :-)
Richard listens more than he talks because he's usually the smartest person in the room. He focuses on what's important and leaves any noise at the door. Supportive, connected, and takes big bets on big ideas.
Richard is a fantastic investor and mentor. He is supportive, asks insightful questions, offers guidance when needed, and is willing to leverage his extensive network to help our business whenever needed.
Few investors in the LA community are as universally well-respected and well-liked as Richard, and his reputation is deserved. He is generous with making introductions (to both operational partners and potential investors) at the highest levels, and he adds tremendous value by providing strategic...more
Richard is a very informed and connected investor in Playdek. He understood our vision for this business from the outset, and has provided key support in connecting us with beneficial opportunities to grow the company.
Richard is an incredible investor with amazing intellect. I feel privileged to call him a partner and co-founder at Richard was frequently considered the resident sage at Amplify. He has been a great asset for Amplify's portfolio companies.
Enjoyed working with Richard and would be happy to work with him again.
Richard has been an invaluable resource and confidant from our first conversation. He is an active adviser and thoughtful mentor. 
Adam Johnson
For Richard Wolpert's work with Toggle
Oded's guidance was instrumental in the formation of our company
Deborah Fontaine
For Oded Noy 's work with Due Diligence America
Beyond being an amazing technologist and a smart business man, Oded is someone I trust explicitly with how to run a business
Alon Shwartz
For Oded Noy 's work with unGlue
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