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John Sweet

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Mentor and adviser to startups. Tech licensing expert. UC Berkeley grad, USC MBA.

Mentor and adviser to startups. Tech licensing expert. UC Berkeley grad, USC MBA.

2 vouches

Involved In


Tendara, Inc.
BlueMoney Software Corporation


Member Pasadena Angels 2004 - present
Strategic-Partner PrideStaff December 2015 - present
Senior Technology Advancement & Licensing Manager University of Southern California July 2002 - July 2015
Co-founder and Director of Marketing Tendara, Inc. August 2000 - May 2002
Director, Corporate Marketing and E-commerce SPYRUS, Inc. January 1999 - July 2000
Founder and CEO BlueMoney Software Corporation July 1996 - January 1999


University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business Finance 2005
University of California, Berkeley Integrative Biology 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

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Harsh Vathsangam
We worked together  •  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Southern California and Co-Founder, Moving Analytics. University of Southern California grad.
John works with your timelines and offers great, informed advice to help your startup make decisions.He's on the entrepreneur's side.
Bob Aholt
We worked together  •  Partner, Systems Consulting & Design, LLC. Previously S.V.P. Operations, SmartScreen Media. University of Southern California grad.
Experience, attitude, connections and ability!

Jon Kraft
We worked together  •  CEO and Co-Founder, Thrively and Managing Partner and Co-Founder, LiftOff LLC. Stanford grad.
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.

Chris Swain
We worked together  •  Principal, Swain Corp. and Member Board of Directors, ORCAS Healthcare Technology.
Chris has tons of experience in digital media and gaming. Always walk away better informed and with better ideas after meeting with Chris.

Sharon Bailey Beckett
We worked together  •  Associate, Pasadena Angels and Managing Partner, Beckett Advisors, Inc..
Sharon have worked together on numerous projects with the Pasadena Angels. Her perception, judgement and unrivaled execution skills make he ... r a valuable adviser for any project.