Jon originated Living Proof's vision of assembling a team of medical and biotech scientists to develop advanced technology for consumer hair and skin products.Jon served as CEO of Living Proof from November 2010 through December 2011.He is also the co-founder and a managing general partner of Polaris Venture Partners, a $3 billion venture capital fund with offices in Boston, New York City, and San Francisco.Jon's current board seats include Athletes' Performance and JibJab Media.
Prior to founding Polaris, Jon was a partner with Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., which he joined in 1984. Before joining BEDCO, he was an associate at the Boston law firm of Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault, where he represented venture capital firms and high technology companies.Prior to Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault, Jon gained substantial investigative experience during his service on the Impeachment Inquiry Staff of the U.S. Judiciary Committee and on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
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Jon currently represents Polaris on the boards of Allurent, Athletes' Performance, JibJab Media, Inc., Living Proof, Inc., and Modelinia, Inc.Jon's prior investments include Allaire, American SuperConductor, Avici Systems, Centra, Conductus, Exchange.com, Mariner Health Care, Powersoft, and SolidWorks.Jon holds a JD from the University of Virginia Law School and a BA with high honors from Hobart College.
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|Dec 9, 2013||Xconomy - Alexis Borisy to Lead George Church Chat at Our 12/12 Health Event|
|Nov 21, 2013||Xconomy - O+ Festival Director Joins Our Dec. 12 Healthcare Gets Personal Event|
|Nov 12, 2013||Xconomy - Healthcare Gets Personal: George Church to Keynote Our Dec. 12 Event|
|Feb 21, 2013||Xconomy - With $30M in Financing, Living Proof Primps for More Good Hair Days|
|Jun 1, 2011||Xconomy - With California Deals Heating Up, Polaris Venture Partners to Open Palo Alto Office|
|Jan 8, 2009||Xconomy - Polaris Antes Up for JibJab’s Third Round|
|Jan 8, 2009||Xconomy - Spark Capital Heads List of Boston VCs Most Exposed to Web 2.0 Tailspin|
|Aug 26, 2008||Xconomy - Polaris and MIT's Langer Meet L'Oreal. Don't Believe It? There's "Living Proof"|