Group of Athletes Invest in MOON ULTRA’s $15M Series B

Last week, MOON ULTRA announced it raised a $15M series B round. This includes a stellar investment group of 20+ stars from the entertainment, technology, and professional sports industries.

MOON ULTRA is a Texas-based company that makes consumer electronics. It empowers storytellers and creators by empowering them to create better content.

MOON ULTRA provides professional lighting at the fingertips of consumers through portable lighting devices that have intuitive touch controls and can be customized in brightness and tone.

Today’s announcement will allow the company to expand its growing product line and distribute globally. MOON ULTRA was created by Edward Madongorere (CEO and co-founder), who was inspired to create MOON UltraLight after his son with Autism.

Madongorere, a Zimbabwean-born designer, drew inspiration from his design background. The company’s products were recognized by Fast Company (2022 Innovation by Design Awards), GDUSA [American Graphic Design Award – Best of 10,000+ entries], and Time Magazine (Best Innovations of 2020).

Among the list of investors announced today in the Series B funding round: Sports icons and media personalities including EMMANUEL ACHO, 2x Emmy-winning host, FS1 analyst, and former NFL LB; RAY LEWIS, 2x Super Bowl champion (MVP) and 13x Pro Bowl LB; BARON DAVIS, 2x NBA All-Star guard, founder and tech investor; former NFL stars and hosts of ‘Nice & Neat the Podcast’ (OMAR BOLDEN, Super Bowl champion and former NFL S; DUKE IHENACHO, former NFL S and on-air host; and JALON WEBSTER, CEO of GoldenHour Grooming); ADEEL SHAMS, founder of COOLKICKS and host of Kickin’ It With COOLKICKS podcast; CHINEY OGWUMIKE, 2x WNBA All-Star forward and ESPN analyst, and JOE WILLOCK, Newcastle United midfielder.

Series B raise also includes entertainment personalities and entrepreneurs LAMORNE MORRIS, actor, comedian and TV personality; DIAMOND BATISTE, film producer, writer, director and influencer; NOAH BECK, actor, lifestyle influencer and 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30; SARA “LOVESTYLE” HOOD, on-air host, MICHAEL LE, dancer and 2022 Forbes Top Creators; B. SIMONE, actress, musician and stand up comedian; TRAVIS WONG, actor, choreographer and stunt man and WES (ARMSTRONG) WUZGOOD, director and producer.

In addition to the individuals named above, multi-Grammy award-winning producer L.A. REID and Grammy award-winning artist BURNA BOY are the latest entertainers announced today to join the list of influential Hollywood moguls including Harvey Ventures (STEVE and LORI HARVEY) among others.

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