Amplify is itself a startup, run by an incredible team of entrepreneurs and visionaries.

For us, making a real impact in the Los Angeles startup ecosystem is at the heart of our strategy. We expect to benefit from the community we’re building as much as our companies will.

Paul Bricault

Managing Partner

Paul is a Venture Partner at Greycroft, former EVP and member of the Board of Directors at William Morris and was founder of the Mailroom Fund. Additionally, he has served as a graduate professor of media and technology at USC for 20 years and is an advisor and angel investor in more than 20 companies, including many in LA.


Kris Bjornerud

Managing Partner

Kris is an experienced early stage technology investor. In addition to his role at Amplify, he was previously a Senior Associate and then Venture Partner with CrossCut Ventures. He worked with AngelVision Investors while completing his MBA at the University of Southern California. Prior to business school he spent 4 years working in the financial industry with LPL Financial, working closely on transactions involving a number of top tier investment banks.


Oded Noy

Managing Partner

Oded is an experienced technology entrepreneur. He was Co-Founder and CTO of Santa Monica based TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE). Oded currently serves as CTO of Zefr and is Founder and CTO of TargetClose. Oded is also Founder and Chair of the LA CTO Forum and a mentor at the Founders Institute in LA and San Diego. Additionally, he was an Israeli fighter pilot.


Eric Pakravan

Senior Associate

Eric joined the Amplify team in 2014. Eric’s previous startup experience and strong technical background make him a key resource at Amplify. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he served as Student Body President of the Marshall School of Business and founded LavaLab, a hands-on engineering and product design organization.


Amanda Schutzbank

VP of Platform

Amanda joined Amplify from Primary VC in New York. Amanda was previously the VP of Marketing at Karma and an Associate in the Techstars NYC program in 2012. Prior to Techstars, Amanda was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she worked on IPOs within the Technology sector. Amanda earned a BS in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Richard Wolpert

Venture Partner

Richard is a Venture Advisor for Accel Partners and was President of Disney Online and formerly Chief Strategy Officer at Real Networks. Additionally, he is the Founder & CEO of HelloTech, and an angel investor in more than 25 companies, including many in LA.