Courtne Smith is an entrepreneur and the co-founder & CEO of NewNew; a decision-making marketplace that lets you vote to control the outcomes of other people’s lives.
Smith’s vision to monetize creators in an innovative new way caught the eyes of the most prestigious VCs in the valley.
Investors in NewNew include; Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Canaan Partners, Shrug Capital, DreamersVC, and angel investors from Twitter, Netflix, Google, and Facebook.
NewNew was 1 of 9 companies worldwide chosen by Snap Inc. for Snapchat’s Inaugural Yellow Collabs program.
Prior to founding NewNew, Courtne spent over a decade on Grammy-award-winning artist Drake’s management team where she handled his business endeavours and special projects.
Smith co-founded the popular mobile app Suprize, a moment-based platform that allowed users to participate in video challenges to win coveted prizes and experiences. It was an instant hit with celebrities including Post Malone and Shawn Mendes. She also co-founded Tharen, a leading luxury hair extension brand for women which was featured in Vogue and worn by the likes of Serena Williams and Taraji P. Henson.
Courtne is a Toronto native residing in Los Angeles.