Livestar is a mobile app that lets you get recommendations quickly and easily from critics, friends and people with the same taste as you. Currently Livestar provides recommendations for restaurants, movies, music and apps, with more categories coming soon. Livestar is founded by former Microsoft executive and investor Fritz Lanman, whose angel investments include Square and Pinterest, and its engineering team is comprised of primarily of former Amazon engineers. It is backed by world class investors in Silicon Valley, Seattle, LA and New York, including: SV Angel, Allen and Co, Betaworks, Paul Buchheit, Mitch Kapor, The Chernin Group, William Morris Endeavor, Hank Vigil, Ray Ozzie, Hadi and Ali Partovi, Matt Mullenweg, Morado Ventures and others.

about the company


Fritz Lanman is an angel investor and is cofounder and Executive Chairman of both Doppler Labs and DWNLD. He founded Livestar (acquired by Pinterest) and was a seed investor in Square, Pinterest, Wish / ContextLogic, Formlabs, Paper / FiftyThree, Teespring, Getaround and several other companies. Previously, he was Senior Director in Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions at Microsoft, where his responsibility spanned strategy development and corporate development for Microsoft Senior Leadership team, CEO and Board of Directors. He especially focused on Microsoft's emerging businesses in Search, Advertising, Mobile and Entertainment and worked on several large deals for Microsoft including the Facebook investment and Yahoo partnership.