A  American Pastime Ventures


     Office Locations:

1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste 305
Manhattan Beach, CA 92066



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Former Sony Pictures Vice President, Brian Merriman, is the Founder and CEO of American Pastime Ventures. The firm specializes in launching its own start-ups and providing advisory to others in critical path throughout the seed and early stages. Merriman is also the founder of Visual Icon, a content licensing rights aggregator specializing in iconic clip licensing and YourEvent Digital, an event photography platform that streamlines and automates the high volume photography that takes place at large events.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brian Merriman Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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