Jay Adelson Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 6


Jay Adelson General Information


Mr. Jay Adelson is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Center Electric. He served as an Advisor at The Tuesday Company and Buoy Labs. He served as Advisor & Board Observer at Console Connect. He is also a Co-Founder and Chairman of Opsmatic. He serves as Chief Strategy Officer at LoveBook. He served as Board Member at Netography. He served as Chief Executive Officer at SimpleGeo. He is a pioneer in network interconnection and has been directly involved in two of the most important phases in the evolution of interconnectivity: the Internet and mobile. With Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), he founded the largest data center company on earth, where the networks that comprise more than 90% of the world's Internet traffic come to exchange data traffic. At SimpleGeo, he led a team that developed some of the first tools for developers to integrate location-based services into enterprise and consumer software and mobile apps. As we are now in the midst of the next generation of interconnection that promises to connect billions of new devices, sensors, and appliances, he is uniquely positioned to provide the learning from the two previous generations of interconnectivity to advance this next phase. In addition to his deep understanding of the interconnectivity infrastructure and ecosystem, he also has a strong consumer background. He built and led Digg at the peak of its popularity when it was featured on the cover of Business Week magazine as the vanguard of social and participatory media. He also founded Revision3, an Internet TV property that was acquired by the Discovery Channel. He has also been featured on the cover of Time Magazine as one of the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World. He also serves as a Board Member and Advisor of Calliope Waterworks. Previously, he served as Advisor at Grit Ventures.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Jay Adelson Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Hipcamp 30-Sep-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Sr.Pago 14-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Ouya(software assets) 09-May-2013 00000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
August Home 01-Mar-2013 0000 00000 000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 0000000
XDN 15-Dec-2009 00000 00000 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Chirp Interactive 01-Aug-2007 Seed Round Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Revision3 25-Sep-2006 Early Stage VC 00000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000 0000000

Jay Adelson Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Sr.Pago 25-Aug-2021 Merger/Acquisition
August Home 21-Nov-2017 000000000000000000 00000
Ouya(software assets) 15-Jun-2015 000000000000000000
XDN 07-Dec-2012 000000000000000000 00000
Revision3 01-Jun-2012 Merger/Acquisition
Chirp Interactive 15-Jul-2008 Merger/Acquisition

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Jay Adelson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jay Adelson Angel Investor 0 San Francisco, CA

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