Jon Gosier is an investment professional who has spent 10 years building tech companies with a particular focus on data and analytics. He is credited with designing the 'new business model for the music industry' by founding Audigent which provides 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, include Warner Music (who invested $4M), Broadscale, Spotify, Tidal, and Nielsen Entertainment.
He is perhaps best known for working to co-found various organizations in Africa, including a network of tech innovation hubs that now reaches 90+ cities across the continent. He also Founded East Africa's Appfrica, a tech consultancy that serviced the continent and that went on to stimulate over $80M in new economic activity. His is also a former Director at Ushahidi, which is estimated to have reached more than 25 million people with its open source data products. His work in these areas was lauded by The White House in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and culminated in a 2014 TED Talk.
As a consultant, he's led an array of projects as a consultant to 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, and Lockheed Martin.
Jon currently manages Southbox Ventures a $30M venture capital fund with offices in Philadelphia, New York and Santa Monica. The fund works side-by-side with entrepreneurs in the areas most critical to the success for their new ventures –- product, customer, and marketing development.
Jon is an alum of Savannah College of Art and Design and the THNK School of Creative Leadership and Innovation. He has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer and presenter at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Lund University, NYU, Rollins College, Wharton, Temple, Drexel and U Penn.
Collateral Data Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Inspired by true events, COLLATERAL DATA tells the story of a group of digital activists who use computers, cell phones, and other gadgets to respond to trouble in countries around the world, challenging governments and subverting dictators. Things spiral out of control when these self-styled heroes find themselves in over their heads and unprepared for an expanding web of dangers technology may not be able to save them from.