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FinovateSpring
May 18-20, 2022
Hilton San Francisco Union SquareSan Francisco, CA

Jon Keidan
Founder at Torch Capital

Profile

Jonathan is an entrepreneur and investor who has focused his career on the intersection between consumers, media and technology. He is the co-founder of digital media company InsideHook, and the founder of Torch Capital, an early-stage consumer venture fund focusing on mission-driven, next-gen consumer brands and tech platforms. Jonathan was an early backer of a number of top consumer start-ups including Acorns, Sweetgreen, Ro (Roman), Compass (NYSE: COMP), Zoc Doc, Digital Ocean (NYSE:DOCN) and Tia which have a total current market value of over $25B. He also was the initial backer of Sir Kensington’s Condiments (acquired by Unilever) and Parcel (acquired by Walmart).

Jonathan previously worked at McKinsey & Company in their Media & Technology practice. He then went on to work for former General Electric CEO, Jack Welch, launching his online education venture and at Mendeley, a UK tech company that offered the world's largest online research collaborationplatform. He started his career in the entertainment business, where he founded a music talent management company, developing and directing the careers of high-profile artists, songwriters and producers.

Jonathan has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founding board member of the Bronx Success Academy 1 elementary charter school, and a board member of All-Star Code, an organization training minority boys to code and encouraging more diversity in the tech industry. He is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the CoTrustee of the George Gershwin Family Trust.


Agenda Sessions

  • The Finovate Unicorn Power Panel: What Are The Next Big Things In Fintech?

    4:30pm

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