Lawrence (“Larry”) Braitman has been investing, advising, and accelerating the growth of early-stage companies since 1997.
With Rick Thompson, he co-founded Flycast Communications, where Braitman served as EVP of Business Development. Flycast created the first-ever display advertising network targeting direct-response buyers. Flycast went public in 1999 raising $75M and then sold in 2000 in a deal ultimately worth $2.2B.
After Flycast, Braitman co-founded Adify with Rick Thompson and Russ Fradin. At Adify, Braitman served as Chairman of the Board from 2006 – 2008. Adify provided the technology and back office services enabling media companies to build and manage custom online ad networks. Adify sold in 2008 to Cox Enterprises in a transaction valued at $350M.
Larry served as the initial investor in Flixster, the popular movie service that sold in 2011 to Warner Brothers for a reported $80M.
Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Larry was a business law partner at a major Philadelphia law firm. Larry holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, and a JD (cum laude) from Georgetown University.
Larry is widely recognized as one of the leading angel investors in the nation.
Many of his recent investments in Mixed Reality (AR/VR) are syndicated as part of Metaverse, the largest such syndicate on AngelList.
Larry’s portfolio consists of:
In addition to early stage investing, Mr. Braitman serves as an advisor to media companies, advertising agencies and venture firms, focusing on strategy, business development, financing and M&A. Larry is a speaker at trade show and events on issues related to early-stage investing. Additionally, Larry is active on the boards of several early-stage ventures and serves on the Board of Trustees for Franklin & Marshall College.