Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur
Angel Investor. Founded (and sold) HARO. World Traveller. Ironman Triathlete. Cat father.
Peter Shankman blames ADHD for most of his success. A serial entrepreneur, Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO), the social media website that redefined how journalism and PR works by connecting millions of sources with hundreds of thousands of journalists around the world each day, for free. HARO was acquired by Vocus in 2010. Peter sits on the advisory board of NASA, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, and is a successful angel investor with multiple start-up companies in his portfolio. 2011 marked his entry into Hollywood, when he became Executive Producer on Right Next Door, a new film premiering soon. When he’s not spending 90% of his time running through airports to catch a connecting flight, Peter is based in Times Square, New York.
Peter has recently authored the very well reviewed Nice Companies Finish First. Please learn more about it here.
He currently lives in New York City with an overweight psychotic cat and a beautiful wife, and in his little spare time, is a sub-4 marathon runner, an Ironman, and B-licensed skydiver. And in classic ADHD fashion, in 2011, a tweet of his was voted one of the top 10 Tweets of the year by ABC News and Twitter.