Venture capitalist Jonathan Medved will visit SDSU to share secrets of how to start a business in a tough economy.
Dubbed the “Start Up King,” world-renowned start-up expert, venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Jonathan Medved will return to San Diego Oct. 22, to speak to local business leaders and business students at SDSU on how to learn from Israel’s start up culture to build businesses and create jobs.
The event begins at 3 p.m., Oct. 22, at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
Medved, a native San Diegan, has been both an entrepreneur and investor. He has been part of the founding teams at several successful Israeli startups, and as a venture and angel investor over the past two decades he invested in almost 100 Israeli startup companies, helping to bring 11 of them to values in excess of $100 Million. Medved has currently 14 startup companies in his personal angel investor portfolio.
The New York Times calls Medved one of the "ten most influential Americans in Israel." The Washington Post calls Medved “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”. Medved is helping Stand With Us, a global Israel education organization; launch its "Israel Start Up Nation Series," which highlights how Israel solves global problems through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Between 2006-2012, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo, a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications.Prior to Vringo, Medved founded in his garage Israel Seed Partners, one of Israel's leading venture capital funds which he co-managed until January 2006. Israel Seed had $262 million under management in four funds and has been an investor in leading Israeli companies.