Howard Lindzon

Howard Lindzon

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Howard Lindzon is a renowned author, financial advisor, serial entrepreneur, and super angel investor with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and investing experience in the financial industry. Howard is the Founder and General Partner of Social Leverage, an early-stage seed investment fund, and Co-Founder and Chairman of StockTwits, a social network for investors and traders. Under his leadership, Social Leverage and Stocktwits provides access to a talented and diverse community of professionals who continuously surface and evaluate fintech opportunities. He has a unique perspective for launching, managing, and advising innovative companies, and focuses on the revolution in personal finance and do-it-yourself investing. Previously, Howard founded and created more than 400 original videos with Wallstrip, an online video show which was acquired by CBS in 2007.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Stocktwits pioneered the 'cashtag' ($AAPL) and today has over 6 million monthly unique visitors to the site.

  • Under his leadership, Stocktwits was named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.


  • He is an active angel investor with many successful investments, including, (purchased by Ebay in 2005 for $415 million), (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), and Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers).

  • Some of his investments also include,, BuddyMedia, Ticketfly, Assistly,,, Tubemogul and Tweetdeck (purchased by Twitter).


  • Howard has a differentiated vision for starting, managing, and successfully advising innovative companies. 

  • He 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 is a well-known and highly sought after speaker in the financial and web communities, as well as an inspiring force for young entrepreneurs.

  • Previously, he spent 18 years managing his hedge fund, Lindzon Capital Partners, a limited partnership.


  • He is a sought-after speaker and mentor to entrepreneurs.

  • He has appeared in Business Insider, Fortune, and Real Vision, among others.