Angel Munoz [moon-YOHZ] is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mass Luminosity® a global research and development technology company specializing in communication applications and artificial intelligence.
On January 29, 2014, he launched GTribe® a social media community with 6.5 million members, primarily focused on PC games and cutting-edge technologies. Angel Munoz is GTribe's Founder and President.
On July 8, 2021, he launched Beacon® a next-generation video communications platform. Angel Munoz is Beacon's Founder and Creative Director.
On May 25, 2022, he announced BEAM® a next-generation streaming platform that will combine some of the best features of Twitch with some of the best features of Discord. Angel is BEAM's Founder and Creative Director.
On July 6, 2023, he launched Beacon® MAX an AI-augmented premium communications platform that features 8K secure video calling for up to 100 participants, international & domestic phone calling, secure messenger, integrated translation, encrypted file sharing, interactive appointment calendar, contact management, direct payments, integrated wallet, members-only store, members-only marketplace, and next-generation streaming. Angel is Beacon MAX's Founder and President.
Born in New York City, Angel Munoz became a stockbroker in 1985.
On November 15, 1986, Angel and his late wife Karin, launched Health Treasures in partnership with the supplement manufacturer LeTAN to accelerate the reclassification of the orphan drug Deaner (deanol p-acetamidobenzoate) by Riker Laboratories, into a new over-the-counter supplement called DMAE Bitartrate (2-dimethylaminoethanol). In 1990, Angel and his wife, sold their ownership interest to LeTAN. DMAE is widely available as a dietary supplement.
In 1991 he launched New World Investments, a boutique investment firm specializing in emerging technologies. One of his initiatives was to help advance audio and video data compression, by investing in psychoacoustic compression technologies. The effort culminated in the establishment of the MP3 and MP4 coding standards. In 1995 he sold New World Investments to Calgary Limited, a British financial firm.
On June 26, 1997, he launched the Cyberathlete® Professional League. The CPL was the global organization that first advanced videogame competitions to the level of a professional sport. Under Munoz's twelve-year management, the CPL hosted 60 international tournament events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The CPL also sanctioned 600 international qualifiers, and awarded over $3 million in cash prizes. Due to his pioneering work at the CPL, Angel Munoz is regarded as the father of esports now a multi-billion-dollar industry. On August 21, 2010, he sold The CPL, to the Singaporean investment firm WoLong Ventures, Ltd.
On November 15, 2004, Angel purchased a majority interest in the Dallas-based modern art gallery, Reflection Fine Art and supported the launch of the reflectionist art movement, and coined the term “3D Art” to describe oil paintings that have sculpted textures. He sold the thriving gallery to its original owner in 2007.
Munoz also had a small acting role in the movie Striking Range with Lou Diamond Phillips and Yancy Butler, and he's been a subject of several film documentaries, including American Gamer and G4M3RS. Munoz wrote the forward to the book Monster Gaming, and his story has been included in the books Smartbomb, Game Boys and Dungeons and Dreamers.
You can reach him on Twitter/X (twitter.com/MunozAngel)
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