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TJ Ross

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and CEO of 43Layers. Former Tech Investment Banker ($850M+ transaction experience). Tech. Sports. Entrepreneurship. San Francisco.

Founder and CEO of 43Layers. Former Tech Investment Banker ($850M+ transaction experience). Tech. Sports. Entrepreneurship. San Francisco.

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Founder & CEO 43Layers 2014 - present
Technology Investment Banking Raymond James Financial, Inc. May 2012 - March 2014
Technology M&A Houlihan Lokey October 2009 - May 2010
Digital Media and Wireless Investment Banking Rutberg & Company August 2009 - October 2009
Co-Founder Fight On T-Shirts October 2005 - December 2006


University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business Business Finance and Entrepreneurship 2005 - 2009

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Fashion

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Valuation • Venture capital • Private equity • Financial Modeling • Investment Banking

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Sam Purtill
They're my friends
TJ is driven by a vision of a better world that is his for the creating.
Branko Cerny
They're my friends  •  Associate Product Marketing Manager, Google and co-Founder, SquareOne Mail, Inc.. Dartmouth College grad.
TJ is a hard worker with a very solid analytical background and a valuable network. Very passionate and driven, and yet grounded and humble, ... with great social skills.
Brent Freeman
They're my friends
TJ is a smart passionate thinker who dreams big but knows what it takes to execute the six inches in front of his face without compromising ... his vision. He would make the ideal business partner as his collaboration skills are second to none...
Justin Mitchel
They're my school
Passionate, outgoing, and personable guy who's smart and a Trojan. He was born to be a leader.
They're my advisor
He's deeply researched this space and will introduce a powerful business model, am confident in his ability to execute on it.
They're my advisor
He has deeply researched the market, has a strong business model, and am confident can execute and build a team.
David Langer
They're my friends
Lots of experience working with startups as a banker and friendly advisor. Very hungry to do his own, it's been brewing for years and I now ... see him as ready to take the leap. He's got a fantastic new idea which I've spent a couple of hours discussing with him and think he'd make a great co-founder for the right engineer.
Woody Hooten
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Emissary User operations expert, logistics wizard, and world class unicyclist.
Would be? Already is.
Jonathon Nostrant
They're my school  •  Founder, CEO, ivee. Previously Co-Founder, Director of Product Development, Moshi Lifestyle.
He's very smart, passionate, and determined to succeed!
Auston Bunsen
We worked together  •  Previously CTO, Previously Founder, SUPER.
TJ is a great entrepreneur because he keeps his priorities straight. Sales is #1, it breathes life into his business. He listens intently to ... any advice given and really internalizes it. Always happy to help and very knowledgeable on the finance / venture side.
Chris Hollindale
They're my friends  •  Mentor, TechStars and Co-founder & CTO, Zesty, Inc..
Extremely smart, very hungry, with real insights into the space he's building in.
Petar Georgiev
Front-end Software Engineer, California Polytechnic State University. Previously Software Engineer Intern, ZendyHealth.

Jonathon Nostrant
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO, ivee. Previously Co-Founder, Director of Product Development, Moshi Lifestyle.
As long as I've known Jon he has been an entrepreneur. In high school he made money DJ'ing local events and then in college he started his f ... irst company before founding his second company, Ivee a few years ago. Jon is driven, smart, likable, persuasive and I think he has a great vision with Ivee. The opportunity he is going after is huge and as such there is a lot of competition. I think Jon will do big things and the right co-founder would give me even more confidence in him and Ivee.

Derek Osgood
They're my friends  •  Talented marketer (@PlayStation, @Fleksy, @Flint, @Pinger) seeks technical cofounder for long walks on the beach & AI-based revolution
Would be? He already is. From the first time I met Derek - during our freshman year at USC - I knew he was one of the brightest people I'd m ... et in our class. He is sharp and analytical, but also a creative thinker. He is someone I always look to for advice b/c he often has a unique perspective - he is not afraid to have a non-standard opinion, nor to share it with you. Finally, he is just a great person and as loyal as they come. Highly recommend.