Jon Funk is the founder of Ocean Road Partners. He is a private investor and a Lecturer and Faculty Advisor in the entrepreneurship curriculum at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
He was a professional venture capitalist for over 25 years. He served as a Managing Director with Allegis Capital from the firm's founding in 1996 until 2012, opening and managing the Santa Monica office, and served as a Venture Partner until 2014.
He directed several of Allegis Capital's most successful investments, including Sandpiper Networks, Rent.Com, Shopzilla and ClariPhy Communications, all southern California companies which collectively produced over $2 billion in enterprise value for investors in Allegis funds.
Jon serves on the Board of Directors of Discotech and is a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering Annual Fund. He was awarded the Los Angeles Venture Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Jon was previously a founding General Partner of InterVen Partners. He received an MBA from the University of Southern California with honors and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.