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10 Recruiting Investors Based in Santa Monica

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Santa Monica-based founders connect with recruiting-based investors that write checks into Recruiting companies. Here are 10 investors that match that criteria.

1) Brian Ames

  • Fund: Anthos Capital
  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Transportation

2) Greg Stofman

  • Fund: Struck Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

3) Isabelle Persson

  • Fund: Expert Dojo
  • Title: Partner & Head of Investment
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel, Other

4) Joshua Schlisserman

  • Fund: Series
  • Title: Chief Of Staff
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

5) Kate Armstrong

  • Fund: Cobalt Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Food Services, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Travel

6) Lucas Pino

  • Fund: March Capital
  • Title: Venture Capital Associate
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Series B, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Fintech, Insurtech, DEI, Internet of Things, Logistics, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Cannabis, Entertainment, Recruiting, Government Tech

7) Mark Landay

  • Fund: Dynamic Synergy Corporation
  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Cannabis, Cloud, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Recruiting, Fintech, Proptech, Robotics, Sales Tech

8) Maya Joyce Matthews

  • Fund: March Capital
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Recruiting, Internet of Things, Enterprise, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Space, Transportation

9) Sam Frankel

  • Fund: Cobalt Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, eSports, Recruiting, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Sex

10) Tyler Churchill

  • Fund: Bonfire Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Enterprise, Proptech, Space, Transportation

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC