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19 Investments in 13 Companies
December 26, 1951

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Jarl Mohn is the President and Chief Executive Officer at NPR, one of the country's most iconic news and cultural content organizations. In this capacity, Jarl oversees NPR's strategy to continue NPR's mission to create a more informed public by working in partnership with Member stations across the country. Today NPR content reaches: 32 million people who visit npr.org every month, 26 million people who listen to NPR programming every week, and listeners who download NPR podcasts 72 million times each month.

Jarl's deep media experience has spanned all media platforms as well as rapid changes in audience trends. Jarl spent almost 20 years in radio, many as a disc jockey at stations including WNBC in New York. In addition to his on-air work in radio, Jarl served as a programmer, general manager, and owner of a group of radio stations. Jarl created E! Entertainment Television and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer for almost a decade.

Jarl is the former Executive Vice President and General Manager of MTV and VH1 where he architected the strategy of long-form programming at the heart of the network today and diversified the networks' audiences by developing innovative programming around alternative music formats.

Jarl was also founding President and Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Digital, a public company that invested in cable networks, the Internet and online businesses.

Prior to joining NPR in July of 2014, Jarl served the as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) for more than a decade, including two years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Jarl also spent over 12 years on the board of The Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, including six years as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Jarl has also been a Corporate Director and Advisor to a number of media companies, making direct early stage angel and seed investments in digital media/technology ventures. Since 2008 he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Scripps Networks Interactive.

Jarl and his wife Pamela created The Mohn Family Foundation in 2000.

Jarl attended Temple University, where he studied Mathematics and Philosophy.

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President & CEO

Jul, 2014 - Current   (over 2 years)
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President & CEO
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2014$8.1M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2013$3.8M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2012$1.25M / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2011$4.5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$655k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2011$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2010$18M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$800k / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2010$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$634k / VenturePersonal Investment
Nov, 2008$14M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2008$6M / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2007$20M / Series CPersonal Investment
Nov, 2007$10M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2007$11M / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2006$12M / Series BPersonal Investment

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