I  Amplify LA


     Office Locations:

1600 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291



  • Seed



  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Amplify is a four month startup accelerator and multi-faceted entrepreneurial campus that launched in Greater Los Angeles with backing from Mark Burnett, Brian Grazer, and Eric Schmidt. The incubator 'amplifies' startups by providing seed funding, access to additional capital, and a team of advisors who have a unique connection to media and entertainment. Every company accepted will receive up to $50K to $150K in seed funding and free workspace in the community entrepreneur facility in Venice. Amplify looks for a 5% to 15% stake in exchange its investment. Amplify reportedly raised $4.5 million in 2011 to launch its campus.

    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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    Chris Olson Director of Operations
    Eric Pakravan Operations Analyst
    Jeff Solomon Venture Partner
    Kris Bjornerud Executive Director
    Oded Noy Chief Technologist


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