|University of Pennsylvania, BSE||2007|
Jonathan Lehr is an active member of NYC’s enterprise technology ecosystem both through his day job and the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup which he founded.
Jonathan currently works in the Technology Business Development team of a bulge bracket investment bank. In this role he has two primary responsibilities, which include performing financial due diligence of the firm’s IT and operations vendors, and partnering with internal technology clients to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. Through this role he remains on top of current trends in the enterprise IT market and is constantly evaluating new offerings from startups in areas such as Big Data, mobile, social, and consumerization of IT.
He also started the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/ny-enterprise-tech/, www.nyetm.com) in January 2012, the first meetup group in NYC focused exclusively on enterprise technology company demos. The group has over 1,500 members, and hosts monthly meetups featuring 4 enterprise technology companies which draw 150 attendees each.
He has written guest posts for both The Next Web and PandoDaily about enterprise tech. For The Next Web, he wrote a post on why the timing is right for enterprise technology to flourish http://tnw.co/NYETMnextweb, and for PandoDaily he wrote about fifteen NYC-based enterprise startups to keep an eye on http://bit.ly/NYETMpd.
Previously, he was the co-founder/CEO of Luv@FirstTweet (www.luvatfirsttweet.com), the first dating service to leverage Twitter to match people based on similar interests in their tweets. Currently he sits on the Board of Directors of Social Passport (www.socialpassport.net), which enables businesses to incentivize and leverage social media in real-time using NFC and dynamic QR, and was featured on TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/SPtechcrunch.
In general, he is an active member of the NY technology scene – he teaches a class on founding a startup on Skillshare (http://skl.sh/spLBX2), and also attends networking events throughout the city where he meet various startups and investors.