27 Communications Investors Based in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles-based founders connect with communications-based investors that write checks into Communications companies. Here are 27 investors that match that criteria.

1) Adam Ned

  • Fund: LvlUp Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, 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

2) Alifya Valiji

  • Fund: launch house
  • Title: Senior Program Manager, Metaverse
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Sales Tech

3) Ana Carolina Scalercio

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

4) Brija Johnson

  • Fund: UCLA Technology Development Group
  • Title: Technology Scouting Manager
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Clean Tech, Communications, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Robotics, Space, Transportation

5) Chris McKenzie

  • Fund: Slauson & Co.
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: E-Commerce, Fintech, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Agriculture Tech, Communications

6) Chris Quaidoo

  • Fund: Carry1st
  • Title: Content Acquisition Lead
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Fintech, Marketplaces, Enterprise

7) Christian Hostetter

  • Fund: Palisades Growth Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Sex, Space, Transportation, Travel

8) David Mandel

  • Fund: Emerging Ventures
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Travel

9) Dela Adedze

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

10) Erick Guajardo

  • Fund: Satya Capital LLC
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Art, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, EdTech, Marketplaces, Media, Social Impact

11) Erik Chu

  • Fund: Mirae Asset Global Investments
  • Title: Venture and Growth Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Communications, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech

12) Harrison Horn

  • Fund: Bracket Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B
  • 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, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

13) Harry Morris

  • Fund: Alpha Edison
  • Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics

14) Ibrahim Hafeez

  • Fund: Griffin Gaming Partners
  • Title: VC Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Developer Tools, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports

15) Idan Levy

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Communications, Cloud, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Fintech, Marketplaces, Legal, Logistics, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Sales Tech, Other

16) J.J. List

  • Fund: n/a
  • Title: Angel
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Art, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact

17) Jacob Peters

  • Fund: House Capital
  • Title: Co-Founder and General Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Communications, Web3, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Fintech, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Consumer

18) Jake Casas

  • Fund: Silicon Beach Investment Group
  • Title: Co founder & Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, 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, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

19) JesΓΊs Salas

  • Fund: Slauson & Co.
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech

20) Jordan Weiss

  • Fund: Plus Capital
  • Title: Head of Platform
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Web3, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Food Services, Sex, Social Impact, Sales Tech, Travel

21) Ka Wai Ho

  • Fund: Alive Ventures
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Sex, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel, Other

22) Lawrence Jen

  • Fund: Anderson Angels
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Travel, Transportation, Social Impact, Sex, Robotics, Food Services, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Media, Consumer, Marketplaces, Internet of Things, Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, Fintech, DEI

23) Mark Linao

  • Fund: Progression Fund
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Communications, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, eSports, Media, Consumer

24) Phil Quist

  • Fund: Connect Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Other Tech, Sales Tech, Sex

25) Rafael Tavarez

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor – Platforms & Sourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Art, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel, Other

26) Rafael Tavarez

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor – Platforms & Sourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, AR/VR, Fashion, Cosmetics, Art, Communications, Web3, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel, Other

27) Stu Smith

  • Fund: Coughdrop Capital
  • Title: General Partner & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, 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