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Jay Adelson

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chairman, Founder, Opsmatic and Member, Board of Directors, Defense.Net, Inc. Boston grad.

Chairman, Founder, Opsmatic and Member, Board of Directors, Defense.Net, Inc. Boston grad.

5 vouches

Involved In


Discovery Digital Networks
Discovery Digital Networks


3Crowd Technologies, Inc
Founders Den
Urban Airship
XDN, Inc
Defense.Net, Inc
NewAer, Inc


General Partner Center Electric May 2014 - present
Chairman, Founder Opsmatic March 2013 - November 2015
Board Member, Consultant, Advisor Self-Employed November 2011 - June 2014
Member, Board of Directors Defense.Net, Inc January 2013 - May 2014
Member Board of Directors NewAer, Inc January 2013 - March 2014
Member, Board of Directors 3Crowd Technologies, Inc March 2010 - November 2012
Member, Board of Directors XDN, Inc March 2010 - November 2012
Chairman, Founder Discovery Digital Networks March 2005 - May 2012
Chief Executive Officer SimpleGeo November 2010 - October 2011
Chairman, CEO Digg March 2005 - April 2010
Chairman, Founder, CEO Discovery Digital Networks March 2005 - June 2007
Founder, Chief Technology Officer Equinix June 1998 - October 2005
Member, Board of Directors Equinix June 1998 - August 2000
Director, Network Operations Netcom On-Line Communications, Inc. 1994 - 1997


Cranbrook Kingswood 1979 - 1988
Boston University Film and Broadcasting, Concentration in Computer Science

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

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Julie Drazen
Jay is an incredible mentor and advisor who shares his vast knowledge and insights with integrity and humor. I feel blessed to have him as ... a guide.
David Prager
We worked together  •  Previously Co-Founder & COO, Revision3 Corporation. Previously Producer, G4 Media.
Jay has extensive experience as a founder, a CEO, a fundraiser, a team builder, and at creating soluble cash flow positive companies at scal ... e. He is as genuine as they get and most anyone would be remiss to not derive value from associating with him.
Hesky Kutscher
CEO, CareDox and Chairman, High Gear Media.
He is a true and tried veteran, well respected in the valley and a real fun guy!
Alisa Miller
They're my friends  •  President & CEO and Board Director, Public Radio International. Previously Member of the Board of Directors, The Loft Literary Center.
Great listener, strategic, pragmatic, experienced, tested, fun, ethical
Bethanie Maples Krogstad
Growth/Marketing, SkyGiraffe and Advisor, Mappr by VibrantData.

Hesky Kutscher
They're my friends  •  CEO, CareDox and Chairman, High Gear Media.
Hesky has already proven himself as a visionary and exceptional founder. His peers/employees have enjoyed working with him and he's creatin ... g tremendous respect. I would happily work with him again and look forward to hearing about his next venture.

Andrew Schroepfer
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Big Cloud Sales. Previously VP of Enterprise Strategy, Rackspace Hosting.
He's got the spark and passion needed, combined with the operating experience to make an incredible entrepreneur.

Shaun Naughton
They're my advisor  •  CEO -, The Naughton Group Inc. and CEO - Performance Coach, The Natural Athlete Co..
Shaun has proven himself to be a visionary, thinking way ahead of market, without the ego that is so common along side it. His ideas are pra ... ctical and solve real problems, and his style and leadership will ensure success.

Beth Murphy
We worked together  •  Chief Marketing Officer, Deezer. Previously EVP Product & Chief Marketing Officer, Zinio. Northwestern & UC Berkeley grad.
Beth is reliable, loyal, dependable, amazing. She's a tremendous executive and a marketing guru that was excellent in the trenches. I'd cert ... ainly hire her again.

Scott Adelson
They're my advisor  •  Co-founder & Chief Growth Offcier - Flypside; Co-Founder- Signal Media Project; Communicator, Consultant - Adelson & Associates
Since 1970, I've known Scott to be a passionate, thoughtful and driven person. He finds something to be curious about in all topics, and he ... taught me how to look beneath the surface in this world.