Jon Funk

Lecturer

jon.funk@anderson.ucla.edu

Biography

Jon Funk is the founder of Ocean Road Partners, a private venture capital firm primarily investing in startup information technology companies in southern California.

He served as a Managing Director at Allegis Capital, a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, from its founding in 1996 until 2007, opening and managing the Santa Monica office. He currently represents Allegis on the Board of Directors of ClariPhy Communications.

Jon has directed several of Allegis Capital's most successful investments, including Sandpiper Networks, Rent.Com, Shopzilla, and ClariPhy Communications (active investment), which collectively have provided $2 billion in returns to shareholders.

Jon serves on the Board of Directors of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering Annual Fund and the Los Angeles Venture Association, and was awarded the LAVA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Jon was previous a founding General Partner of InterVen Partners. He received an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Interests

Venture Capital, Valuation of High Tech Companies, Start-Up Companies, Liquidity, Investments, Investment Valuation, High Technology, Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial and Startup Finance, Entrepreneurial Operations

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