Based in Los Angeles, Jon complements his Greycroft work through his continued involvement as Managing Partner for Skybound, the IP holder of The Walking Dead and other top IPs. Jon focuses on new businesses, including videogames and experiential entertainment. Previously, Jon served as board member and CEO for two portfolio companies at Jerusalem Venture Partners in videogames and online video. Jon was a founder, Chairman and CEO of Foundation 9 Entertainment, the largest independent videogame developer in the world at the time with 11 studios and 1000 employees and sold the company in 2006. Foundation 9’s studios created hundreds of videogames based on top tier global brands such as Star Wars, The Matrix, The Simpsons and Lord of the Rings. Jon started his career at a boutique investment bank focused on US-Asia strategic deals.
Jon attended Harvard, magma cum laude in Asian Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, as well as the University of Kyoto and the entrepreneurial management program at UCLA Anderson School. Jon has been and advisor and personal investor in several early startups in the videogame and entertainment space. Jon is a board member of Common Cents, the largest children’s participatory philanthropy program in the US.