Shawn Carter Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 21
  • Portfolio
  • 13
  • Exits
  • 3

Shawn Carter General Information


Mr. Shawn Carter is a Co-Founder of Roc Nation. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Managing Director at Marcy Venture Partners & a Board Member of Square. He is a Co-Founder of Tidal. He also is the Founder of Arrive. Jay-Z is the Founder at The 40/40 Club Las Vegas. Mr. Carter is also an Executive at Macy Venture Partners. He is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, earned 14 Grammy Awards, leading him to become one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America with a net worth of approximately $450 million as of 2011. Since 1996, 10-time Grammy award winner, Carter has dominated the rap industry and set trends for a generation. Founder and chairman of Rocawear, he is also co-owner of the NJ Nets, 40/40 sports clubs, Translation Advertising, and Carols Daughter skin line, as well involved in a partnership with Iconix Brand Group. After three successful years as President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, where he fostered the careers of international stars Rihanna, Ne-Yo, and Kanye West, he entered into a partnership with Live Nation to form Roc Nation. Through Roc Nation, he released the Blueprint 3, his 11th #1 album, putting him ahead of Elvis for most #1 albums by any solo artist. In 2010, he added author to his resume and claimed a spot on the New York Times bestsellers list with his critically acclaimed debut book, DECODED. He continues his philanthropic work through his Water For Life initiative and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Mr. Carter is a Co-Owner of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 540 West 26th Street
  • New York, NY 10001
  • United States

Shawn Carter Investments (21)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Candy Digital 21-Oct-2021 Early Stage VC 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
0000000 12-Oct-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
000 00000 0000000 17-Jun-2021 00000 00000 Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue 00000 000000
000000 06-May-2021 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
000000000 17-Feb-2021 00000 00000 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue 00000 000000
00000 22-Dec-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Recreational Goods Generating Revenue 00000 000000
0000000000 00000 13-Mar-2020 00000 00000 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 000000
00000 13-Feb-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Kopi Kenangan 23-Dec-2019 Early Stage VC 0000 Beverages Profitable 00000 000000
Impossible Foods 14-May-2019 Later Stage VC 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 000000
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Shawn Carter Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
JetSmarter 05-Jun-2019 Merger/Acquisition
0000 10-May-2019 000 00.00
00000 (00000000 00 19-Dec-2016 0000000000
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Shawn Carter Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Shawn Carter Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY
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Shawn Carter Co-Investors (199)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Jay Brown 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Karlie Kloss 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Marcy Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Serena Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Serena Williams 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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