Jon Gosier is a serial tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist working at the intersection of data science and outcome-driven user experience (also known as outcome design). The 34-year-old app creator, innovator, and investor is based in Philadelphia, PA.
Gosier took a non-traditional route to becoming an investor. Having developed a successful model for inclusive investing which allowed middle-class individuals invest in startups, he co-founded Third Cohort Capital with fellow alum of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. Now Gosier is revolutionizing other areas of venture capital as the founder of Cross Valley Capital and partner at Rokk3r Labs in Miami. He is also a huge advocate for investing in tech companies in emerging markets through his Appfrica Fund.
He has received numerous awards for his work, including being listed as one of “The New Faces of Black Leadership” by TIME Magazine in 2015; gaining wide recognition for his 2014 TED talk on “Trickle-Down Techonomics,” which explored the unintended consequences of technical innovation; and winning the Knight News Challenge in 2013 and 2011.