Jason is co-founder and a managing director of Foundry Group, an early-stage technology venture capital firm.
Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner overseeing all operations of the firm.
Prior to his involvement with Mobius Venture Capital, Jason was an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, where he practiced corporate and securities law with an emphasis on representation of emerging companies in private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions. As an attorney, Jason has consummated over $2 billion of venture capital investments, $5 billion in mergers and has extensive experience in fund formation, employment law and general litigation, serving as an expert witness in these related fields.
Before his legal career, Jason was a senior consultant and software engineer at Accenture where he focused on financial institution re-engineering engagements. While at Accenture, Jason supervised programming teams up to fourty people in size and was responsible for managing deliverables in multi-billion dollar engagements.
Notable companies that Jason has worked with, represented and / or sat on the boards of include Oblong, Pie Digital, Brightleaf, Stratify (acq. IRM), and Vitria (VITR).
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with distinction and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. He is an active musician playing drums and bass guitar in several bands (including Soul Patch with his partner Ryan McIntyre) and enjoys home remodeling and travel. Jason was chosen as one of Denverâ€™s â€œ40 under 40â€ in business in 2009. Jason blogs about his experiences in the venture industry on his blog www.jasonmendelson.com and www.askthevc.com