San Francisco, CA
Jonathan Matus is currently the CEO of Zendrive, a startup focused on re-imagining driving. Previously, Jonathan has been an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures, a top Silicon Valley VC. He also runs his own advisory firm, TICG, LLC, where he serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, since March 2010. Prior to Redpoint, Mr. Matus spent six years at Facebook and Google, where he focused on various mobile and speech-recognition projects. At Google, one of the early Android team members, he managed product marketing for the platform's software releases and device launches globally. During his tenure, the OS grew from zero to global best-selling mobile platform. In his role as the Head of Product Marketing in Asia Pacific, Mr. Matus lived in Tokyo and jumpstarted regional device launches and relationships all over Asia. He received the Google Founders Award and Android Founders Award in recognition for his contributions. At Facebook, Mr. Matus launched Mobile Platform and led product marketing with mobile developers (Android, iOS and HTML5). He also worked on various mobile monetization projects, including mobile web payments and mobile app-install ads. During his tenure at Facebook, Mr. Matus authored seven patents in various aspects of mobile technology- UX, Monetization and Social Graph. He attended Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with an Honors thesis on Artificial Intelligence. He lives in San Francisco and is working on his new venture while mentoring and advising start-ups in Israel, New York and Silicon Valley. He is also a self employed independent consultant.