• Ross D. Blankenship - "The Investing King"

    Chief Advisor, Early Investor in America's Top Startups, and Expert on the Future of Technology.


    Ross D. Blankenship ("The Investing King") is an expert venture capitalist, bestselling author on investing, and angel investor in America's top startups. Ross Blankenship has written extensively on the topics of venture capital and angel investing; as an entrepreneur, Blankenship founded several successful companies in industries such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, and online e-commerce.


    How to contact Ross Blankenship...


    For media requests and interviews of Ross Blankenship, preferred email > invest@angelkings.com.


    Ross Blankenship is considered the leading expert for media on topics related to the following: startups, venture capital, and private equity investing. Ross Blankenship advises several companies blockchain, biotech, and cybersecurity. Ross Blankenship has made more investments in venture capital before the age of 30 than most venture capitalists have made in a lifetime. Blankenship serves as a media expert on the following: startup investing, angel investors, and the top startups in America to watch.


    Ross Blankenship is the author of a popular book on angel investing and venture capital for startups, called Kings Over Aces. Blankenship has also written extensively on the topic of cyber security and the need for startups protecting America from cyber attacks.


    Ross Blankenship is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Angel Kings, a private equity and venture capital ("VC") firm focused on VC for early-stage startups raising capital. Angel Kings provides angel investor and venture capitalists the opportunity to invest in top startups.


    A leading publication on investing recently asked this question: Who is the leading national expert on venture capital and angel investing? By an overwhelming number of survey results, the answer was: Ross Blankenship.


    His bestselling book on venture capital and angel investing was released a few months ago. Kings Over Aces has been called, "the best book on startups and angel investing." Blankenship's other top-selling book on "cybersecurity startups" is titled, Cyber Nation. The book explores the importance of using private and public enterprises to defeat cyber attacks against America.




    Ross' analytical and quantitative background comes from studying economic policy and fiscal responsibility at Cornell University. Further, with Ross' brief work at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC's enforcement division), Ross was able to develop a deep analytical and financial understanding of IPOs and capital markets .


    Ross Blankenship's Education:


    Northfield Mt. Hermon School (NMH), Cornell University (B.A.), Washington University School of Law (JD), and Studies through Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT") certificate program.


    Ross Blankenship's Specialties:


    Angel investing, startup advising, venture capital funding, and coaching entrepreneurship programs at top universities and accelerator/incubators for fast-growing startups.


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    "The Investing King": How I Started Angel Investing with $25,000, Found the Next Billion-Dollar Companies, and Built a Portfolio of Startup Riches, and you can too.

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  • Ross Blankenship's Experience

    3x Entrepreneur and Leading Advisor to Startups

    Expert on startups and investing

    Angel Kings Investment Group, Inc. 

    Investing Expert and Chief Investment Officer

    Angel investing. Angel Kings is angel investment group for accredited investors targeting high growth startups, focusing on biotechnology and medicine including drug discovery, immunotherapy, and medical innovation.


    To learn about top biotech startups, click here.



    For Startup Funding

    If you're seeking an investment from angel investors, including a seed round, Series A, or beyond, you should apply to pitch the Angel Kings investor group. We make investments each year in top startup companies.

    How to Invest in Startups


    Based on SEC rules, we're only allowed to accept a limited number of members to our investor and startup investment fund. We highly encourage you to apply as acceptances are issued on a rolling basis. For each member accepted, you will be able to join a syndicate to invest in a curated list of top startups in America. We will match you based on your interests and ability to make an impact.


    We also offer the #1 ranked course on how to begin startup investing and ways to build a billion dollar company.



    Stonehawk Investment Group

    Director of Finance

    After working with the SEC, I led a team of attorneys, research analysts, and executives who built a private equity fund dedicated to investing in Washington DC's premier cybersecurity and biotechnology companies (SBIC-Backed).

    Cornell University

    Elected to Admissions and Education Policy Committee 

    Ross Blankenship was elected by entire Cornell University class (Arts and Sciences) to represent students in selecting courses; also represented the student voice during judicial hearings through the renowned Academic Integrity Hearing Board. As an undergraduate, Ross Blankenship oversaw many cases involving integrity and justice at Cornell. In addition, Ross was instrumental in providing guidance for new courses and projects within the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University.


    MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Studies in Technology and Cybersecurity

    Completed graduate certificate in cybersecurity advanced studies.


    Based on experiences, authored bestselling book on cybersecurity - Cyber Nation.

  • Ross Blankenship's Philosophy

    Tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear: you'll save them from extinction. (Kings Over Aces - How to Invest in Startups)


    Startups fail when the people, product, process, traction and financials aren't there.


    Knowing your company's finances - profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow - is like knowing your lab results... your company's survival depends on strong financial acumen.


    Your startup's idea is the battle. Your startup's execution is the war.


  • Blankenship's Current Projects

    Ross Blankenship's Expertise 

    Startup Consultant & Advisor

    Built two education companies from ground up to serve more than 30 countries, worldwide.


    With his hard work and dedication, Blankenship helped thousands of students get access to scholarships and financial aid.


    Blankenship's been on both sides of the table as an entrepreneur and early-stage investor.



    Teaching Entrepreneurship at Universities

    Invited to become adjunct faculty for top universities on startups, finance, and entrepreneurship. 


    Author on several topics related to startup investing. An expert on startup funding and investments.


    Blankenship has written 6 books and hundreds of articles on topics such as startups, venture capital, cybersecurity, biotech and emerging trends in crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

    Higher Education Advisor

    Advised Cornell University on education policy. Was elected to the Cornell University Educational Policy Committee and the Academic Integrity Hearing Board from 2003-2005.

    Startup Angel Investor

    Invested in more than 30 startups and growing. Advisory board and founder of top cybersecurity and biotech startups.


    If you're looking for a startup investor, get in touch with the link herein. 

    Public Speaker on Startups and Venture Capital 

    TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist (2012).


    Mortar Board Honor Society Speaker @ Cornell University.


    Advisor to two television shows focusing on entrepreneurship and startup investing.  

    Strategy & Business Development

    Ross Blankenship has raised millions for non-profits and for-profit companies who have gone on to create value in more than 100 countries.


    Many of Blankenship's projects have been featured by local and national media publications.

  • Blankenship's Education

    Cornell startups

    Cornell University

    Government, BA

    Ross Blankenship graduated Cornell University, studying Government, Politics and Business. Blankenship was awarded the "Brenner Memorial Prize" for being the top-student in government and economics studies.

    Activities: Academic Integrity Hearing Board Cornell University Educational Policy Committee Cornell Admissions President, Mortar Board Honor Society



    Arts and Sciences Educational Policy Committee

    Academic Integrity Hearing Board

    NMH alumni graduates

    Northfield Mt. Hermon School

    HS, Diploma

    Ross Blankenship attended Northfield Mt. Hermon School, ("NMH").


    As a student at NMH, Ross Blankenship was a Varsity Rower, active member of the admissions office as a tour guide, and served on the Class Council.  

    WashU Law CEOs and Founder

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

    Law, JD

    Ross Blankenship won several competitions including a National American Bar Association (ABA) Competition; he was also a finalist in the National Negotiation Competition.


    In addition, Ross has work experience ranging from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Enforcement Division) to U.S. Congress as a Press Secretary for a U.S. Senator.

    MIT Alumni Founders and Startups

    MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Studies in Technology (Cybersecurity)

    Certificate in cybersecurity through the MIT Professional Education program.


    Authored bestselling book on Cybersecurity - "Cyber Nation."

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  • To Get in Touch with Ross Blankenship:

    • Media Requests - Interviews & Press
    • Event Speaking - Startup Conferences
    • Advising - Requests to Join Startup Boards

    When you email Ross Blankenship or his team, they will return your message within 48 hours.