|Venture Fund Member Profile
John Ason has been an angel investor for over 15 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He
has made over twenty eclectic investments in the areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising and
entertainment. John was at AT&T Bell Labs for over 25 years, first involved in software and technology
development, then in marketing and business management of large telecommunications projects overseas. He is
a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a guest lecturer at the Rothman Institute of
Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John's hobbies include traveling, golf, GO (oriental game) and mentoring companies.
For about half if his investments, John has been the lead angel devoting a significant amount of his time to
mentoring the companies. A typical company consists of one or two people in a garage or kitchen with minimal
or no revenues. Average investment from the angel network for the first round is $275K. Any low capital
industry with high growth potential qualifies with the exception of medical and biotech.
||Centrak is a leading provider of precise, adaptable and cost-effective tracking solutions for healthcare, commercial, and industrial facilities.|
||Hooja Hooja's service allows people to use their mobile phone to capture information on the go and save it in a central online account they can access any time. Users can easily act on this online data; get directions to any saved store, museum or restaurant; use hyperlinks to get more details or reviews about a product or a service; or share information with friends instantly.|
||Fulcrum Gallery Launched in Sept. 2003, we had only a couple hundred pieces of art for sale, all original art. In early 2004 we expanded our product offering to a few thousand open edition fine-art prints. In Oct of '04, we added our online Frame Shop, enabling customers to preview artwork with various high quality moldings online. Today we offer a selection of over 200,000 works of art, encompassing nearly every imaginable subject matter, and offer a range of value added services such as custom framing and canvas transfers. We ship to thousands of customers each month, worldwide. We are a private, employee owned company in Hamilton, NJ.|
||Calluna winery Calluna Vineyards has planted high density vineyards in Sonoma County with the goal of making a great wine. |
John participated in the FundingPost event: Stamford Venture and Angel Event
on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in CT, Sponsored by Ambrose, SocialRadius, The Soho Loft, Connecticut Innovations, Stamford Innovation Center
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