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Istvan Jonyer

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VC @ NexStar. Past: Google, Nortel, New Venture Partners, Pgh Equity Partners. PhD, machine learning; MBA at Carnegie Mellon.

VC @ NexStar. Past: Google, Nortel, New Venture Partners, Pgh Equity Partners. PhD, machine learning; MBA at Carnegie Mellon.

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8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • UI/Design
  • Front End Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In

Founder

Fantasy Brain
KDResearch.com

Advisor

Enable Networks
Skilled Science
ShowClix.com
Industry Weapon
EverSpin
Tritl

Side Projects

Filmmaker

Positions

Board Observer Vasona Networks November 2015 - present
VC NexStar Partners March 2015 - present
Early Stage Startup Strategist Sidespin Group 2013 - present
Founder Fantasy Brain March 2012 - April 2013
Head of Strategic Device Partnerships, Google TV Google 2010 - 2012
Senior Associate Pittsburgh Equity Partners August 2008 - July 2010
Consultant 3 Rivers Capital 2010 - 2010
Summer Associate New Venture Partners May 2009 - August 2009
Assistant Professor Oklahoma State University August 2003 - August 2008
Founder and CEO KDResearch.com March 2004 - December 2004
Software Engineer Nortel Networks, Inc. June 2000 - August 2003
Independent Consultant Self-Employed June 1991 - July 1995

Education

Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital 2008 - 2010
The University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering 2000 - 2003
Berkeley Digital Film Institute Producing, Directing, Screen Writing, Editing, Cinematography

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Ip
  • • Backend Architecture
  • • Mobile App Design
  • • Mobile Technologies
  • • Scaling consumer software
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Venture capital • Business Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Formerly: Founder at FantasyBrain (product & engineering), Product/partnerships at Google TV, investor at New Venture Partners and Pittsburgh Equity Partners, professor of computer science at OSU, software engineer at Nortel Networks.

MBA from Carnegie Mellon
PhD in computer science and engineering

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am currently on the investment side. I have a wide set of skills both on the software engineering side (full-stack web, machine learning, data mining, Android, smart TV, telecom back-end infrastructure, distributed middleware, ...) and on the business side (product management, partnerships, business development, fundraising). I have started two startups in the past.

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Allen Byerly
Founder of Gyde. Previously Systems Architect, eNSYNC Solutions, Inc.
John Park
They're my advisor: other  •  Lead Front End Developer, Rescale. Previously Data Analyst, Coushion. University of Chicago grad.
Istvan helped our team take our product to the next level. With a unique background in both industry and academia, he provides insights that ... are profound and suggests implementations that are practical. I would highly recommend him as an advisor.
Doron Orenstein
Experienced UI developer, Online Publisher, Internet Marketer, Creator of Music Info Products, Writer, and Sexy Sax Man
Christopher Olson
Founder of Treode, Inc. Building distributed systems since 1994.
Istvan provided valuable feedback on my pitch deck, which helped me impress investor panels.
Ginger Zumaeta
Founder- MediaMark (http://angel.co/mediamark); Mentor/Advisor in areas of market strategy, media research, tv, film. Data nerd.
Great data mining/data science expert.
Alex Bekker
They're my friends  •  DoE @ Udemy. Previously VPE @ Comcate, founder @ Davai Design. McGill grad.
Istvan is a strong thinker and problem solver who is always there to help power through a brainstorming session tackling complex problems. G ... lad to have him in my network.
Frank Rimalovski
We worked together  •  Advisory Board, Harlem Biospace and Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Instructor, National Science Foundation. Tufts grad.
In addition to being technically broad and deep, and a pleasure to work with, Istvan brings great experience in bring products to market at ... both large companies and startups alike, along with insider knowledge about what VCs are looking for.
Grzegorz Trubilowicz
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, Cooklet and Founder & CEO, IKS.
High-achiever and go-getter :)

Ketan R. Patel
We worked together at New Venture Partners  •  Technical Advisory Committee, InterDigital Communications and Board Observer: Board of Directors, AetherPal.
Ketan has experience with 3 startups, and a long track record working with startups as an investor. I worked with Ketan in his investing cap ... acity, and he is a very prudent, thoughtful, analytical professional with a great sense of reality. He has what it takes to be an entrepreneur both from a skillset and experience perspective.

Ginger Zumaeta
We worked together  •  Founder- MediaMark (http://angel.co/mediamark); Mentor/Advisor in areas of market strategy, media research, tv, film. Data nerd.
Ginger has the industry background and hustle needed for a successful entrepreneurial venture.

Sasha Sanan
We worked together  •  Sales & Business Development @ Near Me. Previously General Manager, Padua Stables. Vanderbilt grad.
Sasha is a driven, smart guy with an established entrepreneurial track record.

Gabor Nagy
They're my friends  •  Founder / CEO, Skyline Robotics, LLC and Founder / chief architect / developer, EQUINOX-3D.
Gabor is a brilliant engineer with extensive experience in software and hardware.

Michael Youngblood
We worked together  •  Principal Engineer, PARC. Previously Senior AI Systems Architect and Researcher, PARC.
Michael has the rare combination of technical know-how and big-picture thinking.