ACE Universe Announces Partnership With

Edited 18/04/19

NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ACE Universe, the New York-based Superhero media and experiential events company run by brothers Gareb and Stephen Shamus, announced today that the company has joined’s portfolio of fast-growing, early-stage companies., a venture collective founded by Michael Loeb and Rich Vogel, has become the lead investor in ACE Universe and it will act as a strategic partner with the Shamus brothers. ACE Universe will soon be headquartered at’s offices in midtown Manhattan.

With more than 18 direct investments, develops early-stage businesses attentively, pairing passionate founders with exceptional strategic and executional talent across a wide range of disciplines.

“ACE Universe has deep domain expertise in running Comic Con events globally, and the Shamus brothers are truly passionate about bringing the superhero world to people in every corner of the globe,” said Michael Loeb, president and CEO of “Rich and I look forward to bringing this talented team into our building and working closely with them to make ACE Universe synonymous with all things superhero.”

It has also been announced that Katie Loeb, Director of Brand and Strategy at, will take a seat on ACE Universe’s board of directors. This partnership comes on the heels of ACE’s recent announcement of ACE Comic Con Seattle, which will feature appearances from Josh Brolin (Thanos / Cable), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Lee Pace (Ronan / Thranduil), and dozens of top comic writers and artists.

“Michael has helped so many entrepreneurs achieve success through his mentorship, experience, and resources,” says Gareb Shamus, ACE Universe CEO. “ provides us the leadership, guidance, and support we need to transform ACE Universe into a global digital media brand. This is truly the greatest team my brother and I have ever collaborated with, and we’re excited to scale quickly and wisely.”

Stephen Shamus, ACE Universe President, said: “My brother and I love running world-class events with global box-office stars from the greatest superhero franchises. Our aim is to bring fans everywhere once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet experiences. We also take great pride in creating a home for artists, illustrators, vendors, fans and sponsors, with whom we enjoy a valued professional relationship.” 

About ACE Universe

ACE Universe is a New York-based media and experiential events company founded by Gareb Shamus and Stephen Shamus, who are the world’s most experienced producers of Comic Cons.  Stephen has personally produced over 175 Comic Con events, booked thousands of celebrity guests, and played host to millions of happy fans. Gareb is a leading pop-culture expert, founder of the largest Comic Con tour in the world, an original producer of national Comic Cons, and publisher of multiple award-winning magazines published in 75 countries worldwide. ACE Universe produces premium events in world-class venues that feature the best of Film, TV, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Collectibles, Comics, Original Art, Toys, Action Figures, Graphic Novels, Illustrators, Writers, Creators, and Entertainment Programming.

Connect with ACE Universe at or @theaceuniverse on Instagram and Twitter. ACE Comic Con can be found at & @acecomiccon on Instagram and Twitter. 

About Loeb.NYC

The venture arm of Loeb Enterprises and founded by CEO Michael Loeb, is a startup lab and early-stage private investor built on the belief that aligning the right people with the right ideas creates successful companies. A venture collective, Loeb.NYC does not incubate, it curates. We nurture our assets for as long as it takes, looking well beyond a 90-day program or one initial capital round. startups are provided with a tool shed of services and access to skilled consultants in a variety of disciplines including operations, sales and marketing, branding, strategy, data analytics, technology, legal, facilities, and community. More information can be found at

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