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Bio

Jonathan Strietzel

Startup Guy | Engineur | Espresso Lover | Inventor | Wine Drinker

SUMMARY

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO SPENT THE LAST 20 YEARS OF MY LIFE NETWORKING WITH REALLY SMART, CREATIVE, TECHNICAL PEOPLE WITH THE GOAL OF SUPPORTING, STARTING AND BUILDING COOL BUSINESSES.

MY SPECIALTIES

I’M A TECHNOLOGY GUY, GENERATE DECENT IDEAS, START-UP BUILDER AND DO MY BEST TO LEAD WHEN NECESSARY

HOBBIES

I DRINK WINE AND LOVE A GOOD ESPRESSO. I’M AN EX-SOCCER PLAYER, I TRAP AND SKEET SHOOT, AND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK I PLAY A DECENT GAME OF CHESS.

STARTUPS | EXPERIENCE

Founder, CEO Wine Chips, Inc.  January 2020 – Present

Family-based startup in the wine snacking category.

Founder Intros  January 2017 – Present

Stealth startup in the mobile networking space.

Founder and GM of Strietzel.Co March 2011 – Present

Strietzel.Co is an idea and startup accelerator. It has developed a proprietary process for producing the highest quality, custom, mobile and web applications faster than any typical development shop. By leveraging its extensive experience in startups, finance, IP and technology, it has taken the startup process a step further than traditional incubators, startup accelerators, Angel Investors and even Venture Capital. Strietzel.Co starts by providing entrepreneurs with the “right” things to do in a startup that actually work. We then provide the highest quality software platform in which we build and launch your MVP with speed, quality and efficiency thereby eliminating the bulk of the expense and technical risk up-front.

Our projects to-date includes: Affirmation Labs, Pika Media, intros.com, Wine Chips

Co-Founder and President at Big Stage Entertainment, Inc. now Image Metrics (IMGX) February 2005 – January 2011 (6 years)

BigStage.com was a free and paid avatar creation service and the online platform for instantly expressing the ‘Digital You’ through a diverse array of online media, networks and communities.

Using three snapshots taken with a standard digital camera or a single snapshot taken from our high end Big Stage camera, Big Stage maps the detailed contours of your face to create your life-like 3-D replica, called an @ctor(TM) in seconds.
Big Stage is ushering in a new era of digital media engagement by making it possible to become a part of the medium itself. The company is collaborating with studios, portals, social networks, advertising agencies and established brands to secure a continuing selection of engaging Big Stage-Enabled (BSE) content and experiences.

Big Stage’s 3-D capture technology stems from advanced stereo reconstruction technology funded by multiple government grants, including the CIA, as part of a nine-year cumulative research project at the University of Southern California (USC).
In 2009, Big Stage Entertainment and co-founders Jonathan Strietzel, Jon Kraft and Jon Snoddy was recognized by Forbes and Forbes.com as one of “Americas Most Promising Companies”, taking the #18 out of the top 20 companies selected.
Big Stage was acquired in 2011 by Image Metrics (IMGX).

Board Member, Fertile Action 2010-Present (2 Years)

Fertile Action is a Non-Profit organization working to ensure every woman of fertile age that is touched by cancer actualizes her dream of motherhood. Our mission is to eradicate the cost of fertility preservation for these women to become mothers. The unfortunate and unforeseen expenses associated with a cancer diagnosis affect every woman which is why we are building the nations largest discount network which will allow every woman to receive aid regardless of her financial situation, type of cancer diagnosis, stage, or genetic risk factors.

Founder at Pika Media, Inc. 1999 – Present (13 Years)

Pika Media is a holding company that houses the initial patents filed by Jonathan Strietzel. We raised $200k in Angel Capital. These funds secured our initial patent portfolio. Pika has been issued patents based on attaching advertisements to content on demand within a subscription model and multiple patents that cover the replacing of the ring tone on wireless devices with targeted and custom advertising messages.

Other IP covers the cloud storage and distribution of digital content. Pika specifically focuses on the cloud storage and distribution of music and video content.
The Pika Media board of directors is currently licensing its IP.

Stritz Studios LLC July 2004 – October 2006 (2 years 4 months)

Stritz Studios was a creative services studio designed to provide high end tech and graphics services to the entertainment industry. In our first year of operations we secured deals with and produced cutting edge technology for ABC Family, Hip-Hop Recording artist Lil Jon, NBC (Treasure Hunters), Magical Elves Productions, FX Networks (Rescue Me) to name a few. Our services ranged from graphic design to high end software and web programming.

EDUCATION

Chapman University, The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics BS in Business Administration, w/emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Finance, 2004

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Beta Gamma Sigma – Lifetime Member

Gamma Beta Phi – Lifetime Member

Summit Series

AFFILIATIONS | HOBBIES

Inventor

Movie Watcher

Avid Reader

Soccer Player

Trap and Skeet Shooter (I shoot a 12-Gauge Over and Under, Olympic Style Shooting)

Spontaneous Traveler

Wine and Espresso Drinker

Hobbyist Chess Player

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Forbes – Americas Most Promising Companies 2009

Big Stage Entertainment was ranked #18 in Forbes “Americas Most Promising Companies” list in 2009. Featuring Jonathan Strietzel and Jon Kraft, Co-Founders of Big Stage Entertainment. Jon Snoddy the other Co-Founder of Big Stage is not listed. Click Here to read more.

INVENTIONS | PATENTS

Pika Media Inc.

Method and Apparatus for Telecommunications Advertising (2000) – Issued

Method and Apparatus for Telecommunications Advertising (2000) – Issued

Method and Apparatus for Telecommunications Advertising (2000) – Issued

Systems and Methods for distributing targeted multimedia content and Advertising (2001) – Issued

Big Stage Entertainment Inc.

Systems and Methods for Voice Personalization of Video Content (2007)

Systems and Methods for Creating Personalized Media Content having multiple content layers (2007)

Systems and Methods for Interactive Advertising Using Personalized Head Models (2007)

Systems and Methods for Voice Personalization of Video Content (2007)

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Gratitude 8/10/12

1. SF 2. KDJ 3. Theo 4. Rick Marini 5. Arjun Dev Arora 6. Jon Kraft 7. Mike Nguyen 8. Sherrie 9. Gretchen 10. Peg 11. Family 12. Daryll 13. Kai Huang 14. Paul Chen 15. Shawn Carolan 16. Nathan 17. Switchblade 18. Marriott 19. ZipCar 20. Affirmation Labs 21. Branchout 22. Connective.ly 23. Water […]

Gratitude 7/16/12

1. The Veldt 2. Mom and Dad 3. Daryll 4. Salvadore 5. KDJ 6. Aunt and Cousins 7. Air 8. Water 9. xCode 10. Pinot Noir 11. Twitter 12. WordPress 13. Medicine 14. Healing 15. Love 16. Pizza and a Soda 17. Photoshop 18. Friends 19. Jolly 20. Theo 21. Chris 22. Bryan and Mirelly […]

Gratitude 7/5/12

1. Daryll Merchant 2. Rev. Michael at Agape 3. KDJ 4. Mom and Dad 5. A Sisters Smile 6. A brothers laugh and love 7. Scott Ross 8. Jon Kraft 9. CK Lin 10. Jon Snoddy 11. Mission 12. iPhone 13. Adam 14. Adam F. 15. Barefoot Merlot 16. Amazing Spiderman 17. Flynns 18. Skrillex […]

Connective.ly First Push

By Jonathan Strietzel, 6/29/12 Today I pushed up the first in a massive list of future github commits.  Retina Display app icons, launch screens and their lower res counterparts are now up along with altered UITabBar’s that represent the Connective.ly colors, paired with our matching Navigation bars.  Basic Storyboard layout and UI is also up […]

Connective.ly Begins

The beginning.  Its been almost a year since Big Stage Entertainment Inc. Sold to Image Metrics and I’ve done quite a bit of soul searching and have come to the conclusion that I am indeed destined to build something else, but, this time rather, by my own hands, my partners hands and on my own […]

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