Venture Partner


Eytan is a co-founder of Scopely, Social Native, and Render Media. Eytan started his career as a founding member of Applied Semantics, which was later acquired by Google. Eytan stayed at Google as the Head of Domain Channel. Eytan is also the Chairman & Co-founder of Deep Dive Media, a network of healthcare information and community sites including SupportGroups.com. Eytan’s award winning public service announcements on the subjects of Tolerance and Bullying have been aired around the globe and are currently on display at the Museum of Tolerance.

Hometown + Education

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH; UCLA: Computer Science and Engineering

What areas are you focused on as an investor?

Gaming, Crypto, Media, Creator economy

Before TenOneTen

Scopely, Social Native

Earliest lesson learned about business?

Nerdiest thing about you?

I was Captain of the Computer Science team in high school -- twice.

Most “LA” thing you’ve done?

My band played the Troubadour

What brought you to LA?

My brother came to CA first, and UCLA seemed like a great place to spend 4 years

Lessons on mentorship?

My brother Gil Elbaz is my biggest mentor. He taught me basketball, math, statistics and innovation.

What tech gets you endlessly excited?

Biosensors, Virtual Reality

What tech or invention did you think of first?

Co-created AdSense

Any instant deal breakers during a pitch?

Someone who embellishes their contributions

Best piece of advice you've ever gotten

How do you spend time outside of work?

My wife and two daughters. Playing basketball and guitar. Jumping in the ocean.

Standout moment from your founder experience?

Applied Semantics was acquired by Google

What founder traits that get you most excited?

What are the greatest and hardest parts about being a founder?

Early lesson you learned about investing?

How many pets do you actually have?

Why did you join TenOneTen?

Anything else?