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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 Sotira
Born (1981-02-14) February 14, 1981 (age 38)
ResidenceHollywood, California, U.S.
Net worth$80.4 million


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]

As of 2017, Sotira is a member of the Wix management after Wix acquired DeviantArt for $36 million.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Sotira was born in Greece on February 14, 1981.[3][6] Currently, he is living in Hollywood, California.[7]


  1. ^ "DeviantArt on CrunchBase". CrunchBase. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Angelo Sotira. "ceo life".
  3. ^ a b "The Deviant Experience". Entrepreneur.
  4. ^ "TMD: 10 X 10".
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 28, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "spyed on DeviantArt". Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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