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Ezra Galston

Starting Line

Ezra is Founding Partner at Starting Line, a Chicago based early stage Venture Capital fund focused on consumer technologies. Ezra and Starting Line have led investments in companies such as Cameo, M1Finance, Chowbus, SpotHero, Prettylitter, Flyhomes and more.

Prior to founding Starting Line, Ezra was a Principal at Chicago Ventures where he led the firm’s consumer internet investments.

Before VC, Ezra was Director of Marketing at CardRunners Gaming, the parent company of CardRunners, Hold’em Manager, and Draftday.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Ezra holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and BA in Happiness from New York University.

Ezra is the proud father of three young boys, and in his spare time enjoys blogging, cooking, and red wine. His varying interests have also led him to produce a festival screened short firm and launch a record label yielding a Grammy nominated artist.

Ezra is a member of Class 18 and performed his fellowship at Chicago Ventures.