Angelo Sotira

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Angelo Sotira
Born (1981-02-14) February 14, 1981 (age 36)
Net worth $80.4 million

Angelo Sotira (born February 14, 1981) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded the online community DeviantArt on August 7, 2000 with Matthew Stephens and Scott Jarkoff.[1]


Angelo co-founded DeviantArt at nineteen,[2] but it was not his first company. Four years earlier, he started a music file-sharing site called Dimension Music. He sold it to Michael Ovitz in 1999, coming off of his stints at Disney and the Creative Artists Agency. Angelo worked the next two years at Ovitz's Artist Management Group & Lynx Technology Group (Ovitz's Internet investment arm) where he advised on how those companies could best strategically integrate the opportunities from emerging commercial applications of the Internet.[3][4]

Angelo co-founded DeviantArt with Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens and others that had the same background in application skinning community, with an initial budget of US$15,000.[5]

As of 2017, Sotira is a member of the Wix management team along with all the other DeviantArt employees after Wix acquired DeviantArt for $36 million.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Sotira was born in Greece on February 14, 1981.[3][7] Currently, he is living in Hollywood, California.[8]


  1. ^ "DeviantArt on CrunchBase". CrunchBase. 
  2. ^ Angelo Sotira. "ceo life". 
  3. ^ a b "The Deviant Experience". Entrepreneur (magazine). 
  4. ^ "TMD: 10 X 10". 
  5. ^ "Showcasing Arts As A Community With Angelo Sotira". Eyerys. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (February 23, 2017). "Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 23, 2017. As part of this acquisition, Angelo Sotira, co-founder and CEO of DeviantArt, will join the Wix management team, along with the rest of DeviantArt’s employees. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  8. ^ "spyed on DeviantArt". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 

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