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Nathon Gunn

Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

CEO, Lightning Platform and Founder, Board of Directors, Social Game Universe. Unleashing entrepreneurship with simpler platforms.

CEO, Lightning Platform and Founder, Board of Directors, Social Game Universe. Unleashing entrepreneurship with simpler platforms.

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Involved In

Founder

x-Pollinate
Lightning Platform
Social Game Universe
Bitcast - "You Broadcast"
Miramax

Advisor

Charles Bronfman Foundation
NBC Universal
Government of Canada
Singularity University

Positions

Senior Business, Strategy & Fundraising Mentor/Advisor Singularity University August 2014 - present
Founder & Instigator x-Pollinate August 2014 - present
Founder & CEO Lightning Platform January 2013 - present
Director of the Board, Member of Audit Committee Ontario Media Development Corporation 2007 - present
Strategic Planning & EIR Blackbox Accelerator, LLC August 2014 - April 2015
CEO and Founder Social Game Universe January 2009 - December 2014
Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democracy Queen's University September 2009 - August 2012
CEO / Director, Editor, Producer Bitcasters January 1996 - December 2008
Lead for Net Strategy, Paul Martin campaign, PMO Various Paul Martin Campaign and Prime Ministers Office 2002 - 2004
Co Founder Bitcast - "You Broadcast" January 1998 - December 2000
Co Founder, New Media Division Miramax March 1998 - January 2000
Lead on Digital & Technology Initiatives Charles Bronfman Foundation December 1996 - January 2000
Founding member CHUM/Citytv/MuchMusic Interactive & Producer / Asst. Creative Director @ Citytv CHUM Television January 1992 - December 1995

Education

Ryerson University Computer Visualization, Animation, Film, Photography (Image Arts) 1991 - 1995
Claremont, Victoria, B.C., Canada 1991 - 1991
Sylvania Heights, Sydney, NSW, Australia 1990 - 1991
International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1988 - 1990
American Embassy School, New Delhi, India 1985 - 1988

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Our tools enable entrepreneurs - so startups are a focus.

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Linkedin covers it, but what is unique about this application is that we're looking to add co-founders to Lightning Platform, as we spin it out of Social Game Universe. My partner and I feel we need one more quality person with engineering, product, sales or good operations experience.

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Doug Barber
They're my friends
Nathon is a big thinker. Very driven and one of the more tenacious people I've ever met. He finds a way to get things done.
Greg Bate
They're my advisor
Nathon is a great leader, one that people like to follow, as well as he can leverage multiple personalities to work efficiently.
E.J. (Elliot) Blumberg
We worked together
Nathon is an accomplished visionary who is always pushing for better.
David Crow
They're my friends  •  Platform Team, Product & Growth, OMERS Ventures and Advisor, Printchomp. Carnegie Mellon grad. University of Waterloo grad.
Nathon has a track record. With Bitcasters he proved that he could build both a technology company and a professional services firm. His des ... ire to leverage platforms he has already built is powerful in his next adventure.
Lisa Savelli
President & CEO, Incite Interactive - Solutions for Health & Wellness. Previously Principal/Consultant, Courage for Kids Inc.
Gordon Troy
Partner/Intellectual Property Lawyer, Gordon E. R. Troy, PC. Previously General Counsel, Chooseco LLC.
I have worked with Nathon on several ventures since 2001. He has a terrific eye for seeing where technologies are headed and how to create a ... pplications of interest for emerging market technologies.
Patrick Wagner
VP of Digital Marketing & Analytics, Zenbanx. Previously Senior Analyst - Digital Marketing, TD. Wharton grad. Stanford grad.
Amazing ability to know what is coming and how to act / build for it.

James Prudhomme
CEO, Datacratic and Advisory Board Member, Achilles Media.
James has seen and acted on the future in the time it takes most people to start pouring the latte they will ultimately pontificate over. I ... like three hour brunches same as the next guy, but if you want to get real, talk to James.