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I am an entrepreneur that works across technology, business and culture. I've built and sold advanced technologies in software and hardware, run operationally and geographically complex teams and started multiple organizations. I've spent much of my professional career in China.
I started my first company in High School - creating Virtual Flashcards. I grew that shareware business to 500k users utilizing then largely unknown SEM and A/B testing techniques.
At Stanford, I studied physics and theater - IMHO one is the foundation of engineering the other an applied study of human interaction. I managed a theater group and fell in love with Improv.
I then jumped back into the ed-tech space with Idapted, a company I started in Beijing. We raised two rounds of funding, grew to be the largest 1:1 provider of online English training in China and sold in 2011.
I also started and grew Beijing Improv into the largest improv comedy group in Asia - touching tens of thousands of people. Beijing Improv raises money for an NGO called HuaDan where I sit on the board.
I then created Brainpage, a boutique big data technology & services firm in Beijing working with major advertising clients on time-stamped data. This big data technology + team is used for Spire.
I've met very few people whose minds/thinking travel along a path of super practical, business-focused, incremental innovation, while simultaneously developing disruptive, breakthrough visions. Jonathan's does. At a presentation Jonathan gave at Yuanfen~Flow a couple years ago, he said (quite quietly), "I want to change the way people communicate." It's clear that his improv classes with Patricia Ryan and his ongoing involvement with improv is (subtly?) informing what he's doing with technologies. Plus, he's a real mensch. Follow him. Support him. It's highly likely it'll pay off.