John Ason has been a professional angel investor for about 20 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He has made about 80 eclectic investments in the areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising, digital social media and entertainment. He currently has about 25 companies. Some of his better know exits are Xlibris.com, Diapers.com. LiveLook.com and Centrak.com. Sixteen of his companies have been founded by women.
John was at AT&T Bell Labs for over 25 years, first involved in bleeding edge software and technology development, then in marketing and business management of large telecommunications projects sold internationally primarily in the Far East. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and a guest lecturer at Wharton, Fairleigh Dickinson, NYU, Rutgers, and NJIT. He mentors the following women’s groups: Astia, Springboard, 37Angels and the Vinetta Project. John’s hobbies include traveling, golf, and mentoring companies. Check out his website at www.JohnAson.com.