John Ason has been an angel investor for over 17 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He has made over forty eclectic investments in the areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising, digital social media and entertainment. For about half of his investments, John has been the lead angel devoting a significant amount of his time to mentoring the companies. A typical company consists of one or two people in a garage or kitchen with minimal or no revenues. Any capital efficient industry with high growth potential qualifies with the exception of medical and biotech. As a starting point, John will accept only one page executive level summaries via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some of John’s companies are: Xlibris.com, Scoople.It, Bikini.com, Diapers.com, Soap.com, FulcrumGallery.com, Tips.by, AppyCouple.com, GetMaid.com, LiveLook.com, HotList.com, Hooja, CarbonNanoProbes, Centrak.com, TuckerToys.com, Geometrix, CallunaVineyards.com, Ology.com, Koding.com, WeHostels.com, DoodleDeals.com, MotionMathGames.com, MakeUsAnOffer, OffTrackPlanet.com and Spling.com.
Prior to being an angel investor John had a career at AT&T Bell Labs. He spent the first ten years doing bleeding edge technology development and then 15 years marketing large telecommunications systems to international telecommunications companies. John guest lectures at NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson, Rutgers, NYU and Wharton. John is a mentor at the Entrepreneurial Roundtable, DreamIt, TechLaunch, and Worldwide Investor Network accelerators. John is an advisor to the Astia and Springboard womens organizations. He is a founding investor of the Digital Entertainment Ventures fund. John has a BS in Mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. John’s hobbies include traveling, golf, Go (oriental game) and mentoring companies. Please visit his website at JohnAson.com and his pins at Pinterest.com/johnason.