Amplifier Ventures is a group of early stage venture capital funds that invests in technology start ups in the Mid-Atlantic. Amplifier also operates the Amplifier Networks a family of online social communities that provide educational content, relevant news and business advice to entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in the Washington, DC technology community.
Prior to forming Amplifier, Jonathan was a venture capital attorney, where as a Partner in three top-tier law firms, he mentored the formation and growth of over 60 promising emerging technology companies and represented more than 15 venture capital funds in transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. He has a prior career as an investment banker and arbitrage trader.
Jonathan has served as a Media Factual/Bright Hub Director since 2006. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of two other Amplifier Portfolio companies – iBelong Networks and Hook Mobile. He is a professor at two prestigious educational institutions, and serves in advisory capacity in many well known organizations that promote company formation and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent writer and commentator on venture capital topics for regional and national publications and is an active blogger on topics affecting venture capital, entrepreneurship and the technology economy.
Jonathan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University. He holds a Masters in International Economics with Distinction from The London School of Economics. Jonathan is the recipient of Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from both Cambridge University and a Masters in Law from New York University School of Law.
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