Jon Funk is the founder of Ocean Road Partners. He is a private investor and an Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has been a venture capitalist for over 30 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 is an Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. He serves on the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering Annual Fund, and 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.