Based in Los Angeles, Jon is Managing Partner for Skybound, the IP holder of The Walking Dead and other top IPs. Jon is also a Venture Partner at Greycroft, focused on videogames, VR/AR and eSports. 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 is an advisor to Youtube channel Machinima, female-focused video network Deca, language learning venture Jamtok, and real money casual gaming start up, Oddz, was an investor in mobile developer Quark Games. Jon is a board member of Common Cents, the largest children’s participatory philanthropy program in the US.