Mr. Howard Lindzon
Co-Founder and CEO of StockTwits®
Howard Lindzon is cofounder and CEO of StockTwits® – an idea network for traders and investors known as the "Facebook of Finance" - recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.
Mr. Lindzon has over twenty year’s experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. He is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses.
Mr. Lindzon has tremendous insight into new media and is a very active angel investor in the financial and internet business sectors, invested and involved with over 30 companies.
He created Wallstrip, and over 400 original web video shows, which was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007. He has made many successful angel investments including: Rent.com, (sold to EBay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), and Internet Brands (NASDAQ). Mr. Lindzon's new media and internet business investments also include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media, TubeMogul, Bit.ly and Tweetdeck, to name a few.
He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A. from Arizona State University, and an M.I.M. from Thunderbird School of Global Management.