About Jonathan Tower

tower9024webreadyJonathan Tower is Managing Partner at Catapult, a global venture capital platform, where he focuses on investment opportunities at all stages. Jonathan has deployed more than $220mm in more than two dozen companies across three core investment themes: consumer (ecommerce, marketplaces), enterprise (software, services, infrastructure) and AI/big data (fintech, storage).

Jonathan has led investments in Jet (acquired by Walmart for $3.5Bn), Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever for $1Bn), MapR Technologies, Madison Reed, Qumulo, Freshly, Primary Data, Price.com, Joy, Philo, Zenplace, Kanler, BetterFinance, InsideView, Neighborly and IfOnly.

Jonathan began his venture career with Gabriel Venture Partners and, more recently, was a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital and a Managing Director at Hercules Capital where he led investments in Clustrix, Votizen (acquired by Causes), Loku (acquired by Groupon), Oportun, and others. Previously, he was CEO at two successful software companies, an M&A investment banker, and a management consultant with Accenture and Braxton Associates.

Jonathan holds a dual MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, and an undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley.

Jonathan appears regularly as a panelist at venture capital and technology industry conferences, and he has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Forbes, CNBC, Fortune, Private Equity Hub (peHUB) and other leading publications.

Jonathan lives in San Francisco. When he is not accumulating frequent flier miles looking for the next generation of great technology companies, he can often be found mountain biking in Marin County, surfing in Santa Cruz, or racing vintage sportscars at Infineon, Laguna Seca and other renowned west coast road circuits. Jonathan believes the rumor that there hangs a plaque on the wall of Mastercard’s corporate headquarters in upstate New York commemorating the day he took up racing.

Email Jonathan Tower:  jtower(at)catapultvc(dot)com

Follow Jonathan on Twitter: @jonathan_tower


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