As managing partner, Jason leads the firm's strategic alliances and corporate partnerships that accelerate the success of portfolio companies. Under his leadership, he launched various innovation initiatives with industry-leading corporations and top-tier investors to scale the businesses of hundreds of startups. Jason's investment focus is on Digital, Retail and Healthcare.
Prior to XCEL NEXT, Jason served in leadership positions at Nest VC, a tech venture firm, and Accenture Interactive, a global management consulting firm. As an entrepreneur, Jason co-founded Bling Communications, a digital agency with clients including Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Uber, Swire and other Fortune 500 companies. Jason holds a Masters in Management from Imperial College London and a Bachelor in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Startups working with the right partner can be really powerful, so one of my many goals is to connect the right startup to the right enterprise partner and the right investor. The huge energy generated by the combination of the parties will most definitely push the startup in the right direction.