IGNITE brings together perspectives from entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and thought leaders across the San Diego ecosystem.
Keynote speaker and moderator
CEO and Co-founder, Classy
Scot is the CEO & co-founder of Classy, the world’s leading fundraising platform for social good organizations. Since 2011, Classy has helped more than 3,000 nonprofits and social enterprises raise hundreds of millions of dollars including Oxfam, The World Food Program and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Classy was recently selected by Fast Company as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies in Social Good”, to the “100 Brilliant Companies” list by Entrepreneur Magazine and to Glassdoor’s “2017 Top 50 Places to Work in the United States – SMB”.
Scot originally co-founded Classy to raise money for the American Cancer Society after his mother had been through two bouts with breast cancer. Since then, he’s led Classy from that first pub crawl fundraiser into a venture-backed SaaS company with a team of 200+ people and a vision to help accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is now backed by some of the leading technology venture capitalists in the world, including JMI, Mithril Capital Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Bullpen Capital and others.
Jon is CEO of Spoutable, a machine learning company delivering superior website monetization through highly engaging digital advertising experiences. Spoutable is industry expert in blending various forms of paid and organic media (video, content, display, email, quick links) into a single, high impact unit to maximize digital publisher revenue, advertiser ROI and consumer experience.
Prior to cofounding Spoutable, Jon was CEO of Active Network (ACTV) where he led the company’s highly competitive take-private process culminating in a $1B sale to Vista Equity Partners. Prior to that, he was the founder & principal of Cedar Ridge Ventures, COO at Active Network for 12 years, co-founder of LeagueLink and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Jon earned his MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern Univ.) and his BSE from Wharton (Univ. of Pennsylvania).