Famous American Venture Capitalists

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 1 Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler Winklevoss.
Famous As: Rower, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton (village), New York

Tyler Winklevoss is an American Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and Winklevoss Capital Management. He is also credited with co-founding ConnectU, which he claimed inspired Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook. Also a rower, Tyler and his identical twin brother, Cameron, competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth. 

 2 Carter Page

Carter Page.
Famous As: Consultant
Birthdate: June 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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 3 Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe.
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

Democratic Party member and former governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is a qualified lawyer. Born to a Democratic politician in New York, he began his first business at 14, maintaining driveways and parking lots in his area, and grew up to be a successful banker, real-estate developer, and venture capitalist.

 4 Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh.
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Illinois

Tony Hsieh showed his entrepreneurial spirit since his Harvard days, when he managed a pizza delivery outlet for his dorm. He later founded the Las Vegas-based online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos. He tragically died from smoke inhalation at a house fire during Thanksgiving, shortly before turning 47.

 5 Adam Dell

Adam Dell.
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.

 6 Alexander Onassis

Alexander Onassis
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: April 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 23, 1973

 7 Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
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 8 Les Gold

Les Gold.
Famous As: Pawnbroker
Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 9 John Doerr

John Doerr
Famous As: Venture Capitalist
Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

 10 W Averell Harriman

W Averell Harriman.
Famous As: Former Governor of New York
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 26, 1986

 11 James Altucher

James Altucher
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States

 12 Timothy C. Draper

Timothy C. Draper
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: June 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.

 13 Luke Nosek

Luke Nosek
Famous As: Venture capitalist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zgłobice, Gmina Tarnów, Poland

 14 Joi Ito

Joi Ito
Famous As: Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist
Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyoto

 15 Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan
Famous As: CEO of Cadence Design Systems
Birthdate: November 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Muar (town) Muar, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)

 16 Robert A. Swanson

Robert A. Swanson
Famous As: Venture capitalist
Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1999 AD

 17 Mark Kvamme

Mark Kvamme
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: February 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California Sunnyvale, California

 18 Max Palevsky

Max Palevsky
Famous As: Art Collector
Birthdate: July 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 5, 2010

 19 Henry Baldwin Hyde

Henry Baldwin Hyde
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 15, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Catskill, New York, United States
Died: May 2, 1899

 20 Matt Danzeisen

Matt Danzeisen.
Famous As: Peter Thiels' Partner
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 21 Brendan Wallace

Brendan Wallace.
Famous As: Emma Watson’s Boyfriend
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: New York

 22 John Hummer

John Hummer
Famous As: Basketball player, Venture capitalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 23 Justin Siegel

Justin Siegel.
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States