Carter Reum

Carter Reum
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BornCarter Milliken Reum
(1981-02-05) February 5, 1981 (age 40)
OccupationAuthor, entrepreneur, investor
Alma materColumbia University
Notable worksShortcut Your Startup: Ten Ways to Speed Up Entrepreneurial Success (book)
(m. 2021)
Children1 (with Laura Bellizzi)
RelativesCourtney Reum (brother)

Carter Milliken Reum (born February 5, 1981[1]) is an American author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist.[2][3] He is most notable for founding M13 Ventures, an angel investment firm. He is married to socialite Paris Hilton.


Along with his brother Courtney, Reum co-founded the alcohol brand VEEV Spirits,[4][5][6] a company listed in Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States.[7]

Reum was featured in episodes of the television series Hatched and has appeared as a guest and a commentator on a variety of networks including CBS and Fox. He is a contributing writer for Huffington Post and Inc. He is the co-founder of the investment firm M13.[8][9]


In 2018, Random House and Penguin Books released Shortcut Your Startup: Ten Ways to Speed Up Entrepreneurial Success.[10][11] Reum co-authored the book with his brother Courtney. The book uses the Reums' experiences to teach entrepreneurs how to reach their goals.[12] They pull from their experiences creating Veev and from the lessons learned through the years investing in companies like SpaceX, Lyft, Pinterest and Warby Parker.[13][14][15]

In 2016, Reum started the venture capital firm M13 Investments.[citation needed]

Personal life

His father, Robert Reum, was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Amsted Industries,[16] ranked one of United States's largest private companies ranked by Forbes.[17][18]

Carter has one daughter with former actress Laura Bellizzi.[19]

Reum graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 2003, as did his brother Courtney and sister Halle, who is married to Oliver Hammond, a scion of the Annenberg family.[20][21][22] Reum is an alumnus of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, initiated into its Delta Chapter at Columbia University.

On February 17, 2021, Reum and Paris Hilton announced their engagement.[23] They married in Los Angeles on November 11.[24]


  1. ^ "Who Is Paris Hilton's Entrepreneur Husband, Carter Milliken Reum". Newsweek. November 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Needleman, Sarah E. (November 24, 2010). "Entrepreneurs Hit Up Family, But Payback Is Slow". Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ "Industry Insiders: Courtney & Carter Reum, Founders and Owners of VeeV Açaí Spirit". January 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Courtney And Carter Reum, Veev: Finding a Better Way to Drink". HuffPost. December 29, 2010.
  6. ^ "My LA To Z". August 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Take Five With Courtney Reum '01". April 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rothy's just landed $35 million from Goldman Sachs to sell more of its popular ballet flats".
  9. ^ "North Carolina Startups Raised More Than $1 Billion Last Year. Here's Why Raleigh Is the Tech Industry's Best Kept Secret". December 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Speed Up Success with Unconventional Advice from the Trenches. January 16, 2018. ISBN 9781501172991.
  11. ^ "Funding for startups may be more difficult: Venture capitalist". January 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "6 Things Big Companies Look for When Buying Your Startup".
  13. ^ "In their new book, the founders behind VEEV Spirit and the investment firm M13 reveal what it takes to launch a successful startup".
  14. ^ "Brothers Aim to Launch New Families of Products".
  15. ^ "ClassPass Raising New Funds from Temasek, M13". Fortune. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  16. ^ "Carter Reum Information". CinamaHolic. February 19, 2021.
  17. ^ Megan, Graydon. "Robert Reum, sparked Amsted Industries turnaround, dies". Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "Amsted Industries". Forbes. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  19. ^ "Revealed: Paris Hilton's new husband, Carter Reum, has a 9-year-old love child". PageSix. November 15, 2021.
  20. ^ "Around the Quads". Columbia College Today. Spring 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  21. ^ "Take Five with Courtney Reum '01". Columbia College Today. April 13, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  22. ^ Shah, Hannah Karp and Neil (October 7, 2016). "Desert Trip: Rockin'—and Luxuriating—in the Twilight Years". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  23. ^ "Paris Hilton is engaged to boyfriend Carter Reum". Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  24. ^ Dupre, Elyse (November 12, 2021). "Paris Hilton Marries Carter Reum After 2 Years Together". E! News. Retrieved November 12, 2021.


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