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Jon Vlachogiannis

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Jon Vlachogiannis
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Jon presenting at .conf 2016 in Las Vegas
Born1981 (age 38–39)
Athens, Greece
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
💼 Occupation
Entrepreneur, investor
💵 Salary :
Founder of Bugsense

Jon Vlachogiannis (born 1981) is a Greek entrepreneur, software engineer, and angel investor, best known for founding the tech company Bugsense,[1] the European fund ZeroFund,[2] and the programming language Music-As-Data (MAD).[3] Since 2009, Jon has been involved in various funded Startups as a software architect, like Grebooca that was funded by Facebook in 2009 and as a co-founder of AgentRisk. He has given numerous presentations about startups, engineering, the blockchain, and finance.[4]

Education[edit]

Jon was born in 1981 in Athens, Greece and studied computer science at the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences.

Career[edit]

John has been very active in the startup scene and he has been included two times in the 40 under '40s in the Fortune Greece magazine, in 2014 with his company Bugsense and in 2016 with his new company AgentRisk.[5][6] He has been very loud regarding governments' fiscal responsibility and he explained at BBC that "with Greece having to greatly reduce the size of its public sector, it will inevitably lead to an increase in entrepreneurship and growth in the number of private companies as people are forced to be more creative and innovative".[7] In 2015, while Greece was under capital controls he repurposed his venture fund, ZeroFund, in order to help Greek Startups during the capital controls and pay for services outside of Greece.[8][9] Jon has been a proponent of having US companies moving their R&D in Europe and said in BBC Business.[10]

References[edit]

  1. "Splunk Announces Agreement to Acquire BugSense". Splunk. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. O'Brien, Sara Ashley (7 July 2015). "Greek tech startups saved by volunteer 'angels' abroad". CNNMoney. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. "Music as data". mad.emotionull.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. "AgentRisk: A Platform for High-Net-Worth Individuals with Active AI-based Trading Strategies". WealthTech Club. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. "Γιάννης Βλαχογιάννης - 40 under 40 2017: Οι νέοι Έλληνες επιχειρηματίες που ξεχώρισαν φέτος - ΛΙΣΤΕΣ". Fortunegreece.com. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. "Γιάννης Βλαχογιάννης - Η λίστα 40 under 40 2014 - FORTUNE 500". Fortunegreece.com. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  7. "Economic crisis 'good for Greece'". BBC News. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  8. Melendez, Steven (2 July 2015). "Greek Startups Cut Off From The Cloud". Fast Company. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  9. Coleman, Jasmine (12 July 2015). "Greeks using new tech to access cash". bbc.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  10. Skarlatos, Theopi (18 May 2012). "The entrepreneurs aiming to rebuild Greece". Retrieved 3 March 2019.


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