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Livio Radio founder and CEO Jake Sigal
Jake mashed-up music and tech to make Livio Radio.
Jake Sigal quit his XM product management gig at Delphi at the age of 26, vowing to do things differently. Bolstered by a $10,000 loan from his parents, he combined his two passions, engineering and music, and started Livio Radio in 2008 from the guest bedroom of his home in Ferndale, Mich.
Jake’s rule-breaking style quickly established Livio as a leader in the car Internet radio industry. It also made Jake an accredited young entrepreneur. Through partnerships with venture capital firms and angel investors, he raised millions to fund the Livio Radio brand born under his own roof.
Before starting Livio, Jake worked at Numark as a product developer, where he invented the original ION USB turntable and co-invented the iDJ. After, Jake jumped to Delphi’s Consumer Electronics Group, working as a product line manager for XM Satellite Radio where he built a budding bromance with his boss, Massimo Baldini, who’s now Livio Radio’s president.
Before he set the consumer electronics world on fire with his innovations, Jake earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering at Ohio University, where he marched on the drumline of the infamous OU Marching 110. He now sits on the university’s Russ College of Engineering Board of Advisors. Jake is also a board member of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Board of Industry Leaders (BIL) and the Small Business Council (SBC).
When he isn’t inventing cool tech products, you can find Jake fist pumping in his office to electro, house and dubstep, or battling Baldini in foosball. Jake is married and has a cat cool enough to be on the box art for the Livio Radio featuring Pandora.
Jake also loves riding his fixed-gear bike, letting loose at national electronic music festivals, and playing ice hockey for Team Livio.
Today, Jake still plays by his own rules – an ideology that has put more than 25 products on the market.
Awards 2011 – Edison Research “30 under 30” 2011 – Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Semifinalist 2011 – Dealerscope 40 under 40 2010 – CES Last Gadget Standing 2010 – Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in their 20’s 2010 – Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award 2010 – Lawrence Technological University, Leaders & Innovators honoree
Speaking Engagements 2012 – Judge – Eureka Park! competition at CEA Line Show (New York, NY) 2012 – Telematics Update, Detroit, MI – Panelist 2012 – Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), New Orleans, LA – Solo Presentation 2012 – Mobile Web & Apps World 2012, New Orleans, LA – Panelist 2012 – Society of Automotive Analysts & YPN May Event, (Royal Oak, MI) – Industry Speaker 2012 – National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) (Las Vegas, NV) – Panelist 2012 – RAIN Internet Radio Summit West (Las Vegas, NV) – Panelist 2012 – Digital Music Forum East – Solo Presentation 2012 – Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV – Panelist 2011 – Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV – Panelist 2011 – NPR Labs – Radio With Vision Showcase (Las Vegas, NV) – Panelist 2010 – Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV – Panelist 2010 – RAIN Internet Radio forum Toronto – Panelist 2010 – RAIN Internet Radio forum Las Vegas – Panelist 2010 – SXSW Music Festival – Solo Presentation 2010 – Keynote speaker at the Entrepreneurial Initiative of Southeast Michigan 2010 – RadioTech Summit (Silicon Valley) – Panelist 2009 – CES Silvers Summit [VIDEO] – Panelist 2009 – Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV – Panelist
National TV Appearances MSNBC Dan Rather Presents HSN (Live) Fox Business News SPIKE TV (Live) @ CES 2012
Judging/Adjudicating 2011 – Judge for University of Michigan startup funding competition 2012 - CE Week Eureka Park Challenge Judge