Tom Serres is a seasoned entrepreneur, public speaker, and technology executive. He is Co-Founder
of Animal Ventures, a is venture studio and consultancy focused on building startups, educating
executives, and designing comprehensive strategies to help large companies, governments, and
SMEs take advantage some of the most advanced technology companies coming into the market.
Animal Ventures focuses on tech companies operating in verticals such as Blockchain, Digital
Platforms, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, and Internet of Things.
Tom is the host of a new tech show called Tech on Politics, a personal experiment to interview some
of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government about the convergence
of technology, politics, and government.
Tom’s first company, Rally, was the largest political fundraising platform in the United States. In 2013,
Tom was named one of America’s Most Promising CEO’s under 35 by Forbes Magazine for his work
with Rally. In a few short years, Rally hosted 70,000 organizations and grew to nearly a billion dollars
in fundraising volume.
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In June 2012, Tom made history by raising Rally’s $7.9 million Series A venture capital round — the
largest ever — entirely online. As one leading tech publication put it, Rally’s founder decided “to put
his desired-money where his mouth was and raise the cash online.”
Tom’s been recognized by
Campaigns and Elections Magazine with their Innovator Award in 2012 and as a Rising Political Star.
He has appeared on CNN, ABC News, CNBC, and Fox News