Jonathon Triest

Founder at Ludlow Ventures LLC

Jonathon Triest

Jonathon Triest

Founder at Ludlow Ventures LLC

Biography

Jonathon Triest

Ludlow Ventures

Jonathon Triest is the founder and Managing Partner of Ludlow Ventures, where he has invested in over 60 companies. He is also Co-Founder and Partner of the Sandwich Fund.

Prior to launching Ludlow, Jonathon worked as Creative Director for New York’s Discovery Productions. He founded and operated Triest Group, a design firm with a deep UI/UX focus.

In addition to his role at Ludlow, Jonathon is a mentor at numerous technology accelerators, including Silicon Valley’s Up West Labs, Cincinnati’s The Brandery, and San Francisco’s Highway 1.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Jonathon is a graduate of University of Michigan. He later studied Talmudic Law at Machon Shlomo in Jerusalem, Israel.

As a member of Class 20, Jonathon served his fellowship at Ludlow Ventures under the mentorship of Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group and a Kauffman Fellows board member.

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Career Highlights

Ludlow Ventures LLC
Triest Group

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933

Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Founder at The Trico Foundation - Michigan

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Founder at Dwolla, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Tinder, Inc.

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Former Managing Partner at Ludlow Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at Highway1

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Founder at Venture for America, Inc.

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Attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP

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General Partner at Union Square Ventures LLC

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Partner at Thrive Capital Management LLC

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General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures

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Ludlow Ventures LLC invests in technology companies located in the US. It targets companies operating in the fields of web and digital technologies. It provides financing for seed and early stage capital requirements.

Education
Undergraduate Degree
Class of 2004

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Society of Kauffman Fellows is a network of venture capitalists operating at 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital.

Mentor
Current

Hardware startups are hard. Hardware companies face unique barriers to design, manufacturing, distribution and retail. We created the Highway1 program to offer a collaborative, hands-on environment to help startups move through these challenges and reach a looks like, works like prototype ready for manufacturing.

Career History
Founder
2011 - Current

Ludlow Ventures LLC invests in technology companies located in the US. It targets companies operating in the fields of web and digital technologies. It provides financing for seed and early stage capital requirements.

Founder
2005 - Prior
Creative Director
Prior

Discovery Productions, Inc. is an American private company located in Westlake, OH, that provides on-line trading services.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

Tinder, Inc. develops online dating applications. It provides a software that can be connected to social media and can be downloaded to mobile phones. The company was founded by Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, Jonathan Badeen, Christopher Gulczynski, Joe Munoz and Whitney Wolfe in 2012 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Board Member
Current
Investments
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StockX LLC operates an online stock market platform of things. It enables users to buy and sell sneakers, watches, handbags, and streetwear. The company was founded by Daniel Gilbert, Greg Schwartz, and Josh Luber in February 2016 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

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Density, Inc. develops counting sensor application. It offers computer vision and an onboard quad-core processor to measure and manage entrances and exits through a door. The company was founded by Andrew Farah, Robert Grazioli, Jordan Messina, Benjamin Redfield on June 24, 2014 and is headquartered in Syracuse, NY.

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Landau Brothers LLC engaged in buying and selling office and school products online. It offered ballpoint pens, chalks, crayons and colored pencils, dry erasers, gel pens, highlighters, markers, pencils, and roller pens; and business cards, loose leaves, notebooks, notepads, printer papers, sticky notes, and index cards. The company also provided binders, calendars, desk organizers, dividers, envelopes, folders, labels, planners, and storage supplies; classroom, digital storage, office/breakroom, and white-out supplies; and inks and toners. Landau Brothers was founded by Andrew Landau and Ryan Landau in 2011 and was headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Awards & Honors
2012
Crain’s Cleveland Business - 20 in their 20s
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