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Jay Adelson


Mr. Jay Adelson is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Center Electric. He also is an Advisor of Buoy Labs. Mr. Adelson is also a Co-Founder and Chairman of Opsmatic. He is a Board Member and Advisor of Netography. He is a pioneer in network interconnection and has been directly involved in two of the most important phases in the evolution of interconnectivity: Internet and mobile. With Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), he founded the largest datacenter 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.

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

Jay Adelson Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Hipcamp 30-Sep-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 0000000
00.0000 14-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
0000(00000000 0000 09-May-2013 00000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
000000 0000 01-Mar-2013 0000 00000 000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 0000000
000 15-Dec-2009 00000 00000 Systems and Information Management Startup 000 0000000
00000 00000000000 01-Aug-2007 0000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Revision3 25-Sep-2006 Early Stage VC 00000 Broadcasting, Radio and Television Generating Revenue 000 0000000
FreeWire Technologies Seed Round 00.000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue
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Jay Adelson Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
August Home 05-Dec-2017 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000(00000000 0000 15-Jun-2015 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000
000 07-Dec-2012 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 00000000
Revision3 01-Jun-2012 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Chirp Interactive 15-Jul-2008 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Jay Adelson Team (1)

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