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Jon Kraft

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

CEO and Co-Founder, Thrively and Managing Partner and Co-Founder, LiftOff LLC. Stanford grad.

CEO and Co-Founder, Thrively and Managing Partner and Co-Founder, LiftOff LLC. Stanford grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Thrively
LiftOff LLC
Pandora Media (originally called Savage Beast Technologies)
Stanford Technology Group

Advisor

Technology Council of Southern California

Positions

CEO and Co-Founder Thrively September 2012 - present
Managing Partner and Co-Founder LiftOff LLC July 2012 - present
Executive Consultant UberMedia April 2012 - December 2012
Chief Operating Officer UberMedia March 2010 - April 2012
Chief Operating Officer Big Stage Entertainment, Inc. August 2006 - April 2010
Board of Directors Technology Council of Southern California 2004 - 2009
SVP Sales and Marketing CoreObjects Software September 2002 - April 2005
CEO, Co-Founder Pandora Media (originally called Savage Beast Technologies) November 1999 - May 2002
Director, Business Development and Product Marketing Informix October 1995 - April 1998
Vice President, Co-Founder Stanford Technology Group July 1993 - October 1995
Senior Technical Analyst Oracle Corporation June 1989 - October 1992

Education

Stanford University Human Biology September 1984 - June 1988
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Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact
  • • Games
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Edutainment

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John Sweet
We worked together  •  Mentor and adviser to startups. Tech licensing expert. UC Berkeley grad, USC MBA.
Among many impressive things Jon has done in his life, he navigated one of USC's startups through some dangerous waters, where I saw him do ... some of his best work. He is an excellent partner with positive and creative solutions for running and growing new ventures.
Jim Casparie
Founder/Director, Fortress Environmental Holdings, LLC. CEO, The Venture Alliance. University of California, Irvine grad. Pepperdine MBA.
Jon is a great advisor because few entrepreneurs have done more than he has and certainly not at the level of success he has had. As a resul ... t, Jon is more than qualified to pass on the secrets of "what works?" Plus, he is someone who enjoys "sharing his knowledge with others!"
Lee Essner
Venture Advisor, Mentor & Investor, Various Startups. Previously Board of Directors, Informed Medical Decisions, Inc..
Oded Noy
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Chief Technologist, Amplify.la and Co-Founder, CTO, TargetClose.
Great person with a great background and hands on experience

Jim Casparie
They're my advisor: other  •  Founder/Director, Fortress Environmental Holdings, LLC. CEO, The Venture Alliance. University of California, Irvine grad. Pepperdine MBA.
Jim has been advising and investing in entrepreneurs for many years, and has great perspective and insight into the myriad factors that go i ... nto building great companies from scratch. I highly recommend him as an advisor.

Steve Ward
We worked together  •  Founder, Love LabĀ® and Talent, Telepictures.
He's smart, resourceful and will never quit!

Amit Agrawal
We worked together  •  Sr. Director, Emerging Tech R&D, ACT. Previously Founder, CTO, Auryn. University of Southern California grad.
Amit is very bright and extremely dedicated!