Collaborative Fund Investing

Jonathan Hakakian

Managing Partner
Soundboard Venture Fund
A Collaborative Fund Investing in Early Stage Companies

In 2012 Jonathan co-founded SoundBoard Venture Fund with Richard Magid to build a community of experienced entrepreneurs to formally invest in early-stage companies outside the major city centers. He has raised capital for the fund, directed the diligence process into a growing portfolio of 40 companies, and coached many of the portfolio's entrepreneurs on their journeys. Jonathan graduated from the Kauffman Fellows Program (Class 19) where he focused his studies on being an innovative venture investor. Locally, Jonathan is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Stevens Institute of Technology Venture Center and an advisory board member of MCW (a non-profit focused on empowering current and future leaders to better their local communities).