Ken Lingad

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How I Make Investments

What I Invest In

How do you invest yourself: your time...your financial and proprietary resources...your mental, emotional, and intellectual rigor?

Aside from the traditional needs I serve and roles I fulfill as an investor, I devote the above-mentioned assets in things I can "get behind" and be passionate about at any level - not just projects and start-ups, but people. In fact, I'm more apt to become involved in something because of its backbone: the person or people that drive it.

Of course, as a serial entrepreneur, I am also attracted to new opportunities; but mostly those which are built of my own crafting.

Some examples of how/what I invest in:

  • Mobile Technology - mostly within, or related to, the Entertainment Industry
  • Arts & Culture
  • Film & Television Projects
  • Startup Ventures
  • Live and Recorded Entertainment Verticals:
    • 360-degree Artist Development and Management
    • Publishing and IP
    • Record Production and Distribution
    • Tour Funding

That being said, I have always been more focused on using the majority of my brain trust and other proprietary assets for my own philanthropic interests.

Causes I care about:

  • Arts & Culture
    • Community Arts Programs
    • Cultural Heritage and American Indian Language Preservation
    • Music Education
    • Drum & Bugle Corps - financial stability and sustainability
  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • US Military Service Veterans Affairs
  • The "Underdog" in virtually any situation

Some organizations my companies and I both support: