Who is Seth Goldstein?


Seth is co-founder and CEO of DJZ, an electronic music company whose app Crossfader makes it easy for anybody to mix great music.  Seth is also an active angel investor and advisor. He started his entrepreneurial career at age 7, selling kites on Cape Cod, and grew up in Boston, where he developed a pathological love for the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. He studied Theatre at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and  went on to Columbia University in New York, where he majored in Literature.

Seth is passionate about bringing great ideas to market, and helping other entrepreneurs realize their own startup dreams.

Seth started his first company, an early Internet advertising agency called SiteSpecific, in 1995. He sold it to publicly-traded CKS Group in 1997. In 1999,  he joined the pioneering Internet Venture Capital firm, Flatiron Partners. Over the past ten years, Seth has built a number of successful companies, including Majestic Research, the first investment research company based on live consumer Internet data, and SocialMedia.com, which developed the first social advertising technology on Facebook.  In 2007 he created Pier 38 in San Francisco, a nexus of activity that gave birth to a number of successful startups including Instagram. He has also been an active advisor to the US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program, with whom he has travelled to Egypt and Turkey to foster entrepreneurship.

After living in NYC for almost twenty years, Seth moved to Marin, California. If he could climb Bolinas Fairfax every day on his bike, listening to David Bowie, Miike Snow and Diplo, he would.

You can follow @seth on Twitter.