Jonathan Murray

Managing Director, Draper Triangle

Jonathan Murray

Managing Director, Draper Triangle

Biography

Jonathan Murray double-majored in English Literature and Biology, he experimented with careers in journalism in Washington, D.C. (his hometown) and in advertising with major agencies in New York.. While at the University of Michigan working on his MBA, he founded his first business and discovered a love of entrepreneurship. Afterwards he went to Silicon Valley and spent ten years including a successful 7-year stint at Spectra Laboratories, where he headed marketing and software development. Fresenius Medical Care purchased the Company in 2007 for $140 million. Jonathan was then recruited to be President of Volk Optical, in Cleveland and he has lived in the Midwest ever since. In 2001 he co-founded Early Stage Partners, an early stage venture capital fund that invested $100 million from two funds. Successful investments include TOA Technologies, bought by Oracle, and OnShift, one of Cleveland’s leading technology up-and-comers. In 2014 Jonathan joined Draper Triangle and opened the firm’s Michigan office. In his spare time he reads and writes, nurtures his son’s interest in cybersecurity, and supports his daughter’s burgeoning amateur career as a competitive figure skater. Jonathan graduated with his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.