Antonio has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Finance, and has an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University. He currently serves as the San Francisco chapter chair for Stanford’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions OVAL program, and previously served on the national board for the Stanford Black Alumni Association. Antonio currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.
Antonio Key is the Founding Managing Partner of Sunset Ventures, an LA and SF-based pre-seed fund that backs innovative software companies built on top of emerging hardware technology. Antonio is also the co-founder of Diverse Angels, one of the largest black and latino/a angel communities in the U.S., in which he supported investments in Bitwise, BlocPower, Career Karma, Republic, and Yummy. He is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 28) and a graduate of Coolwater Capital’s Emerging Manager program (Cohort 6). Prior to founding Sunset Ventures, Antonio was a Director of Venture Investments at Samsung Next, Samsung’s early-stage venture fund focused on software and services. He led the fund’s investments into promising startups such as Agape, Aviron Interactive, Flow Carbon, Players’ Lounge, Ready Player Me, Yuga Labs, ZaiNar and Zen. In an earlier role at Samsung Next, he led corporate development for the team that drove Samsung’s partnerships and M&A specific to mobile payments, cloud gaming, digital video advertising, connected fitness, and smart home IoT. Before Samsung, Antonio was an M&A investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in NYC and completed 10 transactions totaling $26bn in enterprise value. Earlier in Antonio’s career, he co-founded the start-up K.O.T. Marketing Group—a leading LA event marketing company for millennial tastemakers—and built it into a multi-million dollar business. Prior to his startup, he was a management consultant at Deloitte, where he advised F500 clients on enterprise software strategy and operations.