Jon Gosier is a technologist and tech entrepreneur with multiple exits behind him. Through his career he’s been a philanthropist, a venture capitalist, an angel investor, an executive producer, an author, a screen writer, a blogger, a government contractor, public speaker and more.
Jon is an executive who has spent 10 years building tech companies to a net combined worth over $500M. He is the Executive Producer of several films and published author.
In tech, and with his investments, he is focused on creating new business models in the entertainment industry. His last company, Audigent, provided artists like Camila Cabello, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Shakira, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and other entertainers with new ways of monetizing data. Among the partners, past and present, including Warner Music, Broadscale, Spotify, Tidal, and Nielsen Entertainment.
Prior to that he was best known for tech work in Africa consulting companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter as they entered the continent from 2008 to 2011. While living in Uganda co-founded various organizations in Africa, including a network of tech innovation hubs that now reaches 90+ cities across the continent. Also founded Appfrica, a tech consultancy that serviced the continent and that went on to stimulate over $80M in new economic activity.
Jon was a formerly an early employee at Kenyan company Ushahidi, which is estimated to have reached more than 25 million people with its open source products. Work in these areas was lauded by The White House in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and culminated in a 2014 TED Talk. This led to his work in crisis response, counter-intelligence and government contracting.
He’s led data projects for Jefferson Health, Nielsen, EMC, Google, Facebook, FEMA, InQTel, Intuit, The Web Foundation, The World Bank, U.S. Department of State, Wounded Warriors, Department of Defense (DoD), Lockheed Martin, United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), and the Air Force National Guard (DOD – USAF).
He’s an alumnus of Savannah College of Art and Design and the THNK School of Creative Leadership and Innovation. Guest lecturer and presenter at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Lund University in Sweden, NYU, Rollins College, Wharton, Temple, Drexel, U Penn and more.