Jon is an early stage venture capitalist and a founder of True Ventures. Jon has founded three of his own companies and has been in the venture capital business since 1991. Jon founded his first company, Mountain Bike Outfitters, Inc in 1986. He started his venture career as an associate at Summit Partners and then joined AOL’s Greenhouse, the venture capital/incubator for AOL. Jon joined the internet market early by joining CMGi’s @Ventures group in 1996. Before founding True, Jon was a Managing Director at Globespan Capital.
First as founder and now as investor, Jon’s direct startup experience means that he has seen the world through an entrepreneur’s eyes, making him a confidant and therefore priceless resource for the startups in which he invests. Jon received a BA in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. When he is not empowering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, you can probably find him talking about airplanes or playing with his children.