Last Updated - March 20 2020

Persona Media, Inc. Closes Pre-Seed Round of Financing

September 3, 2019


New York, NY -- Persona Media, Inc. (Persona) has announced the closing of a pre-seed round of funding. This milestone is an exciting step forward in the Company’s journey, and will enable Persona to deliver on its vision of transforming social media through the timeless art conversation.

“I’m very thankful to these early investors for their belief in me and in the vision of Persona,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, Founder and CEO, Persona Media. “We can’t wait to launch this fall.”

Connecticut Innovations, the Venture Capital arm of the state of Connecticut, led the rounds. "Connecticut Innovations is excited to back this important addition to the social media landscape," said Matt McCooe, Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Innovations. "We can't wait to see Persona launch here in Connecticut."

A full launch is targeted for Fall, 2019. For more information, contact Roberta Di Giorgio, Public Relations, at 917 612 2861.

About Persona Media: Founded by former NBC and ESPN executive and journalist Rob Simmelkjaer, Persona will be the first social platform structured around conversations and interviews. Persona’s mission is to be the place where meaningful, informative and just plain fun conversations are recorded, shared and discovered forever.

About Connecticut Innovations: Connecticut Innovations (CI) is Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies. CI provides venture capital and strategic guidance for early-stage technology companies, and connections to its well-established network of partners and professionals. For more information, please visit