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Jackson Gates

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO and Co-Founder, Sweep

CEO and Co-Founder, Sweep

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CEO, Co-Founder Sweep October 2013 - present
Business Development and Strategy June 2013 - July 2014
Vice President, Business Development Edmodo November 2012 - May 2013
Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Development Pandora November 2008 - November 2012
Entrepreneur in Residence Venrock July 2008 - November 2008
Founder gameface July 2007 - August 2008
Consultant Revver June 2006 - November 2006
Associate Vulcan Capital 2002 - 2005
Analyst Tenaya Capital July 2000 - May 2002
Summer Intern (1997, 1998, 1999) Sun Microsystems June 1997 - September 1999


Stanford University Graduate School of Business 2005 - 2007
Georgetown University Majors: Marketing and Finance 1996 - 2000
Bellarmine College Preparatory 1992 - 1996

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Saar Gur
We worked together  •  General Partner at CRV (Charles River Ventures)
I have known Jackson for over 12 years and have seen him in a number of roles. Jackson was a superstar at Pandora, he is a great leader of ... people, he is good at product and a very talented fellow. I highly recommend him and know he will be a huge asset to the founderdating community.
Chris Lunt
Previous HHS Entrepreneur, US Dept of Health. Current VP Eng GetInsured. Multiple startups, one IPO. Increasingly suspicious of hierarchy.
Jackson has a natural talent for business development--he can express new ideas in compelling and understandable ways. His enthusiasm is ca ... tching, and you can't knock him down for long.
G. D. (Ram) Ramkumar
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Previously Instructor, Stanford University. Stanford grad.
Jackson has strong insights on business. He is very personable and builds excellent relationships in the community. I found Jackson a pleasu ... re to work with.

Anish Basu
They're my friends  •  Founder, Stealth Mode Mobile Startup. Previously World Traveler, Sabbatical.
Anish is a intelligent entrepreneur with the ability to protoype and test an idea very quickly. He is a logical thinker and excellent commu ... nicator. I look forward to seeing what he will do next and I hope we have the chance to work together at some point.

Asi Behar
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder @Sweep • Former Director of Product, UX @Pandora • Former VP SW Eng @Revver • Former Developer and designer at @iBlast and @Razor
Asi is a brilliant product designer, technologist and co-founder. He reduces big ideas into elegant and useable products with ease. While ... he is intelligent, capable and driven, I am just as impressed with his humility, kindness and sense of fairness.

Chris Lunt
Previous HHS Entrepreneur, US Dept of Health. Current VP Eng GetInsured. Multiple startups, one IPO. Increasingly suspicious of hierarchy.
Chris and I were EIRs together at Venrock in the brief, but cold startup winter of 2008. I admire Chris's tenacity and passion to solve rea ... l pain points in the world. He has the quiet confidence and experience to ignore the hype and focus on problems with real business models. I can't wait to see what he is going to do next.

Asi Behar
They're my current cofounder
Asi is brilliant, humble and intensely focused on creating elegant and useful products. He has a healthy bit of skepticism and is by nature ... a contrarian. However, he also believes that well designed products can improve lives and solve seemingly impossible problems. I couldn't think of a better co-founder.

Jeff Miller
They're my school  •  Founder and CEO, Wheelz, Inc.. Previously Business Development, Better Place. Harvard grad. Stanford GSB grad.
Jeff is great at building relationships and attracting talent. He has the ability to quickly turn a good idea into a real company and has e ... xperience fundraising, hiring and launching products. I am very eager to see what he will do next.

Rashad Bartholomew
They're my school
Rashad has a strong optimistic and mission driven entrepreneurial spirit. He has a good sense of purpose and responsibility to go along wit ... h his passion and energy!