Jonathan is an early stage VC at Scrum Ventures in Silicon Valley who supports, empowers and invests in ambitious founders and globally focused startups helping to build smarter societies for a better future. Previously, he managed the award-winning THRIVE AgTech Accelerator, which was recognized by AgFunder as the world’s “Most Valuable Agrifood Tech Accelerator.” Jonathan also hosted the THRIVE Challenge pitch competitions on global stages such as the Forbes AgTech Summit, PMA Fresh Summit and SXSW to audiences of thousands of people. Growing up, Jonathan spent a decade of time living in Japan and Taiwan and loves mentoring the next generation of consumer and industrial food entrepreneurs. During his career, he has also been recognized by AgGrad as a “30 Under 30” in Entrepreneurship and was a speaker at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. He has a BA in History from Rice University and an MBA from Cornell University (Johnson).