Luke Sandler

Investor and adviser for new ventures

Luke Sandler – New York City

Luke Sandler NYC

About Luke Sandler

Luke Sandler is a consultant with a passion for Consumer Tech and Media. Focused on the use of new technology in content markets, combining experience in creative development with a quantitative and analytical approach to the strategy, finance and distribution of media.

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Professional background

 

Critical Reactions

Principal
2018 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Platform for launching and developing new media ventures through acombination of strategic consulting, network access and equity investment.

Kepler Cannon

Senior Engagement Manager
2018 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Advise financial services clients on digital transformations and marketing strategy.

VENTUREOUT

Advisor
2017 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Established platform supporting 300 of the world’s most innovative technology companies each year to launch, raise capital, and scale in New York and San Francisco’s tech ecosystems.

Blue Collective

Consultant
2017 – Present
An investment “collective” for phenomenal entrepreneurs and partners. Early
stage investing with hands-on support from us and the broader network where needed.

GershonMedia

Consultant
2017 – Present
Greater New York City Area
• Drive growth at startups focused on enabling publishers in video, mobile and
ad tech through strategy, operations and partnership management.
• Transform legacy media businesses through deep industry knowledge to
launch, support and grow new initiatives.
• Deliver leading insight on the current state of media and drive the industry’s
collaborative effort to respond to new platforms and opportunities.

Gaingels

Investor
2016 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Leading global Angel investor syndicate focused on LGBTQ entrepreneurs and ventures.

WeWork

Mentor, WeWork Labs
2018 – Present
Greater New York City Area

Supernode Ventures

Venture Partner
2017 – 2018 (2 years)
Greater New York City Area
Seed stage VC investor

McKinsey & Company

Fast Growth Tech Market Lead, Digital Media
2013 – 2017 (5 years)
Stamford, CT
Consultant in McKinsey’s TMT practice with a focus on digital and media clients. Market lead for the digital media arm of the firm’s Fast Growth Tech practice. Past work includes managing teams serving clients in cable, telecom, publishing and consumer finance sectors.

The Gotham Group

Literary Manager
2008 – 2012 (5 years)
Greater Los Angeles Area
• Managed the careers of a diverse range of writers, directors and authors, providing creative, analytical and strategic leadership on a variety of film and television projects.
• Developed and led strategy for exploiting new online media opportunities.
• Represented rights to literary properties on behalf of many leading literary agencies, and on behalf of publishers including HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
• Negotiated and advised clients on over 40 completed agreements relating to the sale of rights to literary properties.
• Designed and built new information systems to improve efficiency of communication and increase opportunities for clients.

Warner Independent Pictures

Story Editor
2007 – 2008 (2 years)
Greater Los Angeles Area
Managed the day to day operations of the story department for Warner Bros. independent film division.

Outlaw Productions

Story Editor
2005 – 2007 (3 years)
Greater Los Angeles Area
Acquired new material for production and aided in development of feature and television properties while administering financial and legal activities.


Education

 

Columbia Business School

MBA

University of Oxford

MA (Oxon), Modern History and English


Volunteer Experience

 

StartOut

NY Board Member
2017 – present
Organization helping LGBTQ entrepreneurs raise money, scale their startups, network, and mentor other entrepreneurs.

NYPACE

Advisor
2016 – present
New York Professional Advisers for Community Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization that seeks to stimulate job creation and economic development in New York City by offering pro-bono consulting services to local entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities.

Professionals recommend Luke Sandler

Ben Shiffrin

Writer

Luke is a relentless hustler of a manager with an exhaustive knowledge of his field. He got me my first paid job as a working screenwriter.

June 12, 2012


Thomas Berrings

Researcher, Investment Associate

Luke worked with my company to investigate the attractiveness of our potential expansion into a new vertical. He spent several months performing diligent and exhaustive research on the space in question. In addition, he introduced our company to several of the most prominent contacts he made in the industry. His work proved invaluable to our company and had a tangible impact on our business. He was incredibly professional and diligent throughout the duration of the project and also showed creativity in tackling the most difficult aspects of the task. He was also able to quickly establish a nuanced understanding of our business (with which he was not previously very familiar) in a very short period of time. Overall, working with Luke was unequivocally a highly positive experience.

June 4, 2012