Jon Staenberg has been working with venture backed companies for more than a decade, and has participated in over 100 deals. In this capacity he has started his own company, worked full-time in other companies, and consulted to over 50 startups. He is one of the most experienced venture capitalists in the Pacific Northwest, having raised two funds totaling over $100 million. After working in the marketing area at Microsoft for six years, he joined Virtual i-O as VP of Sales & Marketing. During the last eight years, he has been engaged in business planning, business development, financial planning and fundraising, recruiting and mergers and acquisitions work for a variety of Silicon Valley and Seattle-based startups.
Jon serves on the boards of Class.com and Micropath, and is on the advisory boards of New Vine Logistics, Vista Broadband, Prime Advantage, Time Domain, Atlantes.com, OneName, Syncronex, and uReach.com.
Jon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where he received his B.S., M.A., and M.B.A. While at Stanford, he started and ran two successful companies.
Jon grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and is a hardcore Nebraska Cornhusker fan. In his spare time he collects sports ticket stubs.
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
Feb 1, 2013
|Aug, 2015||Kindara||$5.3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2015||Kitchenbowl||$1M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||Kitchenbowl||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||POWWOW||$2.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2006||Badongo.com||undisclosed amount / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2000||iStart Ventures||$4M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2000||Red Gorilla||$3.5M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 1999||iStart Ventures||$2.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug 30, 2015||Feld Thoughts - The Twenty Minute VC Podcasts - Feld Thoughts|
|Jun 22, 2015||GeekWire - Food industry vets pour $1.3M into Kitchenbowl recipe app as top chefs join platform - GeekWire|
|Mar 25, 2015||TechCrunch - Kitchenbowl Raises $1M To Help Users Create Easy-To-Follow, GIF-Heavy Recipes|
|Jan 13, 2012||TechCrunch - 4Mads Launches New Adtech Startup For DIY Online & Mobile Ads|