• Ross D. Blankenship - "The Investing King"

    Startup Advisor. Successful Entrepreneur. Lucky Guy.

    Always ready to build America's next great startups.

    Ross D. Blankenship ("The Investing King") is an early angel investor, bestselling author and expert on startups, and entrepreneur who has helped create some of 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, blockchain, cybersecurity, and online e-commerce.

     

    Ross Blankenship is also considered the leading expert for media on topics related to the following: startups, venture capital, and private equity investing. Ross Blankenship advises startups and is often called on to help startups with big events such as capital fundraising, product launches, and exits such as mergers and acquisitions (IPOs). Ross Blankenship has made more investments in venture capital before the age of 30 than most venture capitalists have made in a lifetime.

     

    Ross Blankenship is currently a Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence with 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.

     

    Blankenship's bestselling books are based on real-life experience shaping the foundation of startups worldwide:

     

    "The Investing King" | Called the "definitive book on angel investing and entrepreneurship."

    "Kings Over Aces" | ... "the first-time a venture capitalist gives a real insider's perspective on capital fundraising."

    "Cyber Nation" | ..."every one who runs a business and has computers connected to the web, needs to read this book."

     

    How to contact Ross Blankenship...

     

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

     

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    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 and also works with startups with mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital fundraising.

     

    Blankenship has served as a CEO, CFO and as a member of the Board of Directors for growing startups.

     

    Ross Blankenship's Education:

     

    Northfield Mt. Hermon School (NMH) Graduated 2001

    Cornell University (B.A.) Graduated 2005

    Washington University School of Law (J.D.) Graduated 2008

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT") certificate program, Completed 2016.

     

    Ross Blankenship's Specialties:


    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

    Product Online launches (Start to Finish)

    Early-stage financing and funding (Capital fundraising)

    Consulting for early and pre-IPO startups (Consulting)

     

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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. 

    Chief Investment Officer & Entrepreneur-in-Residence

     

    Angel investing. Angel Kings is angel investment group for accredited investors targeting high growth startups, focusing on online e-commerce startups, biotech, blockchain, and cybersecurity.

     

    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.

     

    Angel Kings is the answer to how investors can invest in America's fastest-growing, top startups.

     

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    Stonehawk Investment Group

    Director of Finance & CFO

    After briefly working with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I led a team of attorneys, research analysts, and executives who were forming a private equity fund dedicated to investing in Washington DC's premier cybersecurity and biotechnology companies.

     

    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-Founders-and-CEOs

    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 and awareness.
    • Your startup's idea is the battle. Your startup's execution is the war.

  • Blankenship's Current Projects

    Ross Blankenship's Expertise 

    Active Startup Consultant & Advisor

    Built two companies from ground up to serve more than 40 countries, worldwide.

     

    Blankenship's been on both sides of the table as an entrepreneur and early-stage investor and now serves as a special advisor to startups in areas from online e-commerce/retail to expert technology who need strategic help with:

    • Capital fundraising (Seed to Series A, B, C)
    • Product launches (Tech builds from start to finish)
    • Startup Exits (Mergers and Acquisitions to IPOs)

     

    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 hundreds of articles on topics such as startups, venture capital, cybersecurity, biotech and emerging trends in crowdfunding and the JOBS Act.

    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.

     

    Invited speaker to more than 10+ major conferences per year.

    Strategy & Business Development

    Ross Blankenship has raised millions to help launch companies across America and around the world.

     

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

  • Ross Blankenship's Education

    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.  

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    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

     

    Student-Elected:

    Arts and Sciences Educational Policy Committee

    Academic Integrity Hearing Board

    WashU Law CEOs and Founder

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

    Law Degree, 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.