Jon Karlen

Jon is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience include enterprise software, consumer-focused products and online services, and energy technology.

He currently represents the firm on the boards of Digital Lumens and Virtual Computer, Inc. He also previously sat on the board of Eka Systems (acquired by Cooper Power Systems), GamerDNA (acquired by Crispy Gamer), and (acquired by Dell) ZING Systems.

Prior to joining the firm in October 2005, Jon served as Director of Product Marketing at OATSystems, an RFID software company, where he led the company's product positioning and marketing activities. Jon joined the company following a successful Entrepreneur-in-Residence position at Greylock, where he developed the investment opportunity in OATSystems.

Before Greylock, Jon was an executive at NTRU Cryptosystems, an early-stage company focused on commercializing data encryption technology for constrained devices. During his tenure at NTRU, Jon served as General Manager for the RFID and Smart Card group and Director of Product Management. Jon also spent time as an Associate with Greylock and an Equity Research Associate at Montgomery Securities.

Jon holds a BA in Philosophy from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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  • Will China Eat Our Cleantech Lunch?

    If we’re not careful…China’s going to eat our lunch in cleantech.

    This was the overwhelming feeling I was left mulling over during my return flight from China last week. I had... Read more »

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