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Jay Monahan

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Legal Advisor, WebInterpret and Advisory Board Member, Okanjo. University of California, Berkeley grad.

Legal Advisor, WebInterpret and Advisory Board Member, Okanjo. University of California, Berkeley grad.

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Positions

Legal Advisor WebInterpret May 2014 - present
Start Up Attorney Jay Monahan October 2013 - present
Advisory Board Member Okanjo January 2011 - present
Deputy General Counsel Zynga July 2010 - March 2013
Vice President and General Counsel Vuze, Inc. September 2007 - July 2010
Vice President, Intellectual Property eBay Inc. May 1999 - September 2007
Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy The Walt Disney Company July 1993 - May 1999
Associate Brown & Bain June 1989 - July 1993
Associate Morrison & Foerster January 1988 - 1989
Summer Intern Federal Communications Commission 1981 - 1981

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law Law 1984 - 1987
University of California, Berkeley Polical Science, Mass Communications 1977 - 1981

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Dating
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • News
  • • TV

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I enjoy working with great teams executing on great ideas. It's not enough to just have a great idea. Whatever your beginning idea is, it is likely to change over time--more than once. You need the right people in place who are able to pivot when necessary, make tough product and business decisions, and know when to ask for help. I enjoy helping teams make the tough decisions, remaining cool under pressure, and having a great time in the process.

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Ethan Pierse
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, NEST Venture Capital
Jay is a world-leading expert in Intellectual Property for startups. He possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge around startup devel ... opment and growth based on his time with Disney, eBay, Vuze and Zynga. He is a trusted partner that I recommended to every great startup founder that I meet or advise.
Charley Hoefer
CEO, Strategic Media Partner Inc.. Previously Founder, CEO, Soulblendr.
He's a sincerely interested, engaged, and dedicated to your success as more of a founder versus just another smart name on an advisory board ... .
Alan Snyder
Principal Software Engineer, Tidebreak. Previously Scientific Research Developer, Stanford University School of Medicine. University of Illinois
Jay has a keen instinct for understanding both law (patent, IP, regulation, etc...) and combining it with the right business strategy.
Jeff Rowe
We worked together  •  Board Member, Cover5, Inc. and Co-Founder/Board, Okanjo.
Jay is an outstanding executive. We worked together at Vuze and I asked him to become an advisor for Okanjo. While his background is legal ... he brings deep experience in management, strategy, ecommerce, product and of course legal. Plus, Jay has great people skills. Jay has strong relationships in the digital space and has been helpful opening doors for Okanjo. Jay is an outstanding advisor for both start-up along with established companies. If you need additional information on Jay let me know. Email: jeff@okanjo.com Mobile: 310-488-9147

Ethan Pierse
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, NEST Venture Capital
Ethan combines a knowledge of start up operations with creativity and relentless enthusiasm for getting the job done. Any start up would be ... lucky to have him on their side.

Alan Snyder
Principal Software Engineer, Tidebreak. Previously Scientific Research Developer, Stanford University School of Medicine. University of Illinois
Alan brings to the table technical expertise and a thirst for innovation. That's a great start for any great start up or going concern.