Jon has experience across finance, telecoms and advanced technologies and has been advisor to a portfolio of early-stage tech companies in Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, AR/VR, Blockchain, Digital Marketing, and AdTech. Before Alqami, he was Managing Director of Theomobex, an early-stage company in the AI/M2M data analytics marketing space.
Prior to this, he spent eight years at Cisco, where he managed large-scale projects in the IoT solutions portfolio and Cisco’s IoE Venture Fund. Before joining Cisco, Jon spent ten years at IDT Corporation, from its start-up phase to its IPO, and its eventual listing on the NYSE. Before transitioning to the TMT sector, Jon had a successful career in banking. His last position was as VP, Syndication & Placement at Sumitomo Bank in New York and Tokyo.