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Steven Galanis

Founder & CEO of Cameo

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Steven Galanis Biography

Steven Galanis is an American entrepreneur passionate about building strong lasting relationships predicated on integrity, respect, and mutual trust. His passion for connecting people led him to found Cameo, a marketplace where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people, with Martin Blencowe & Devon Townsend. Recognized as one of “Hollywood’s Top Innovators” by THR (The Hollywood Reporter), Galanis has been named “40 under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business and “Innovator of the Year (B2C)” by Chicago Inno.

Cameo has forever altered the way fans can interact with their favorite celebrities. In 2020, Cameo topped Fast Company’s list of the “World’s Most Innovative Social Media Companies” and was named one of the “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.” In 2019, Cameo took home the prestigious Momentum Award given annually by 1871 & the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. Cameo was named one of the "50 Most Genius Companies" by Time Magazine in 2018.

To date, Cameo has raised over $65M in venture capital from some of the world’s top investors including Seed (Starting Line, Chicago Ventures, & Origin Ventures), Series A (Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bedrock, Pritzker Group), & Series B (Kleiner Perkins, The Chernin Group, Bain Capital Ventures, & Spark Capital).

Outside of Cameo, Galanis is an active member of the YPO Chicago Chapter and the Economic Club of Chicago. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Chicago and on Duke University's Young Alumni Development Committee. He is LinkedIn alum who previously worked as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and founder of two film investment companies where he produced movies featuring stars such as Bruce Willis and Robert De Niro. Galanis is a 2010 graduate of Duke University where he majored in History.

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  • Cameo CEO Steven Galanis on the New Game of Fame

    Social media completely changed how celebrities interact with their fans. But until recently, that relationship was still largely a one-way street. Enter Cameo. This four-year-old company lets fans commission videos from their favorite influencers. Now, Gilbert Gottfried can roast your bff. Kevin from The Office can wish your mom a happy birthday. Snoop Dogg can order your students to read their...

  • Cameo CEO Steven Galanis on building a $1 billion start-up: ‘I’m doing this for first time’

    As the co-founder and CEO of the popular app Cameo — which allows fans to pay celebrities to make personalized video messages for them — Steven Galanis has big plans. “Our goal at Cameo is to become a publicly traded company most likely in the next 18 to 36 months,” Galanis tells CNBC Make It. Business has exploded amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he says.

  • What is a celebrity worth? | The Economist

    The writer of this piece deserves a big raise,” says Bret “The Hitman” Hart, a professional wrestler from the 1990s. “He is the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be,” he adds, echoing his old catchphrase. Your correspondent paid Mr Hart $150 to sing his praises. Mr Hart is one of over 10,000 celebrities on Cameo, an online service where anyone can commission...

  • How Cameo Generated $100 Million Last Year From Celebrity Shout-Out Videos

    Social media provides an unprecedented way for stars to connect with their fans — but only the upper echelons of celebrities have been able to convert their online presence into cold, hard cash. Steven Galanis, co-founder and CEO of Cameo, says his company is part of a rising wave of direct-to-fan platforms that is changing that, by letting a much broader range of talent make money online.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steven Galanis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steven Galanis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steven Galanis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Steven Galanis?

    Booking fees for Steven Galanis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steven Galanis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Steven Galanis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steven Galanis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steven Galanis for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steven Galanis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steven Galanis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Steven Galanis Biography

Steven Galanis is an American entrepreneur passionate about building strong lasting relationships predicated on integrity, respect, and mutual trust. His passion for connecting people led him to found Cameo, a marketplace where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people, with Martin Blencowe & Devon Townsend. Recognized as one of “Hollywood’s Top Innovators” by THR (The Hollywood Reporter), Galanis has been named “40 under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business and “Innovator of the Year (B2C)” by Chicago Inno.

Cameo has forever altered the way fans can interact with their favorite celebrities. In 2020, Cameo topped Fast Company’s list of the “World’s Most Innovative Social Media Companies” and was named one of the “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.” In 2019, Cameo took home the prestigious Momentum Award given annually by 1871 & the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. Cameo was named one of the "50 Most Genius Companies" by Time Magazine in 2018.

To date, Cameo has raised over $65M in venture capital from some of the world’s top investors including Seed (Starting Line, Chicago Ventures, & Origin Ventures), Series A (Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bedrock, Pritzker Group), & Series B (Kleiner Perkins, The Chernin Group, Bain Capital Ventures, & Spark Capital).

Outside of Cameo, Galanis is an active member of the YPO Chicago Chapter and the Economic Club of Chicago. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Chicago and on Duke University's Young Alumni Development Committee. He is LinkedIn alum who previously worked as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and founder of two film investment companies where he produced movies featuring stars such as Bruce Willis and Robert De Niro. Galanis is a 2010 graduate of Duke University where he majored in History.

Steven Galanis Videos

  • The Drop In with Cameo CEO Steven Galanis
    Watch the compelling chat between host Guy Raz and entrepreneur Steven Galanis about his video app’s explosive growth during the pandemic.
  • Chicago CEOs: Steven Galanis of Cameo
  • Pomp Podcast #347: Steven Galanis on Creating The New ...

FAQs on booking Steven Galanis

  • How to book Steven Galanis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steven Galanis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steven Galanis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steven Galanis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Steven Galanis?

    Booking fees for Steven Galanis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steven Galanis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Steven Galanis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steven Galanis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steven Galanis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steven Galanis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steven Galanis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Steven Galanis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Steven Galanis for your event is available upon request. Steven Galanis generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shabnam Mogharabi, Marc Simons, Amy Jo Martin, Wingham Rowan and Kevin Allocca. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steven Galanis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Steven Galanis Speaker Videos

  • The Drop In with Cameo CEO Steven Galanis
    Watch the compelling chat between host Guy Raz and entrepreneur Steven Galanis about his video app’s explosive growth during the pandemic.
    Chicago CEOs: Steven Galanis of Cameo
  • Pomp Podcast #347: Steven Galanis on Creating The New ...
    Virtual Fireside Chat: Cameo Founder & CEO Steven Galanis ...
  • Cameo founder Steven Galanis talks celebrities and growth with ...
    Cameo CEO Steven Galanis joins Scott in-studio at WGN Radio to talk about why Cameo is so far apart from Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.
    E963 Cameo CEO Steven Galanis

Steven Galanis News

  • Cameo CEO Steven Galanis on the New Game of Fame

    Social media completely changed how celebrities interact with their fans. But until recently, that relationship was still largely a one-way street. Enter Cameo. This four-year-old company lets fans commission videos from their favorite influencers. Now, Gilbert Gottfried can roast your bff. Kevin from The Office can wish your mom a happy birthday. Snoop Dogg can order your students to read their...

  • Cameo CEO Steven Galanis on building a $1 billion start-up: ‘I’m doing this for first time’

    As the co-founder and CEO of the popular app Cameo — which allows fans to pay celebrities to make personalized video messages for them — Steven Galanis has big plans. “Our goal at Cameo is to become a publicly traded company most likely in the next 18 to 36 months,” Galanis tells CNBC Make It. Business has exploded amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he says.

  • What is a celebrity worth? | The Economist

    The writer of this piece deserves a big raise,” says Bret “The Hitman” Hart, a professional wrestler from the 1990s. “He is the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be,” he adds, echoing his old catchphrase. Your correspondent paid Mr Hart $150 to sing his praises. Mr Hart is one of over 10,000 celebrities on Cameo, an online service where anyone can commission...

  • How Cameo Generated $100 Million Last Year From Celebrity Shout-Out Videos

    Social media provides an unprecedented way for stars to connect with their fans — but only the upper echelons of celebrities have been able to convert their online presence into cold, hard cash. Steven Galanis, co-founder and CEO of Cameo, says his company is part of a rising wave of direct-to-fan platforms that is changing that, by letting a much broader range of talent make money online.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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