Team

Jon Gosier, Founder & General Partner

Jon Gosier is a creative professional who has spent 10 years building tech companies with a particular focus on data and analytics. He is credited with designing the ‘new business model for the music industry’ by founding Audigent which provides artists like Camila Cabello, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Shakira, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and other entertainers with new ways of monetizing data. Among the partners, past and present, include Warner Music (who invested $4M), Broadscale, Spotify, Tidal, and Nielsen Entertainment.

He is perhaps best known for working to co-found various organizations in Africa, including a network of tech innovation hubs that now reaches 90+ cities across the continent. He also Founded East Africa’s Appfrica, a tech consultancy that serviced the continent and that went on to stimulate over $80M in new economic activity. His is also a former Director at Ushahidi, which is estimated to have reached more than 25 million people with its open source data products. His work in these areas was lauded by The White House in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and culminated in a 2014 TED Talk.

As a consultant, he’s led an array of projects as a consultant to Jefferson Health, Nielsen, EMC, Google, Facebook, FEMA, InQTel, Intuit, The Web Foundation, The World Bank, U.S. Department of State, Wounded Warriors, Department of Defense, and Lockheed Martin.

Jon currently manages Southbox Ventures a $30M venture capital fund with offices in Philadelphia, New York and Santa Monica. The fund works side-by-side with entrepreneurs in the areas most critical to the success for their new ventures –- product, customer, and marketing development.

Jon is an alum of Savannah College of Art and Design and the THNK School of Creative Leadership and Innovation. He has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer and presenter at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Lund University, NYU, Rollins College, Wharton, Temple, Drexel and U Penn.

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Marcus Glover, Partner

Marcus Glover has created ventures with some of the world’s most beloved celebrities including the Muhammad Ali, GOAT Snack food company in partnership with Masterfoods/ M&M’s; The S.Carter Footwear Company a partnership between Jay-Z and Reebok; Ekocycle sustainable apparel, a partnership between the Coca-Cola Company and the Black Eyed Peas; TRUKFIT, skate apparel company, an apparel venture with Lil Wayne.

Over the years Marcus has consulted entertainers and athletes including; Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, Kobe Bryant, Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb, Rihanna, Allen Iverson, Eli Manning, etc.

Marcus began his career working with global advertising and marketing agencies such as Fallon, BBDO, Arnell Group and UniWorld Group where he handled accounts ranging from United Airlines, Miller Brewing, Pepsi-Cola, McDonald’s, Reebok, NBA, NFL, Adidas, Ford, Mercedes Benz and a host of others. During his tenture in advertising he managed more than $500 Million in corporate advertising spending.

Presently, Marcus is devoted to investing, and advising early stage ventures through his venture capital fund, Southbox Ventures. The fund works side-by-side with entrepreneurs in the areas most critical to the success for their new ventures –- product, customer, and marketing development.

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Evan Shapiro

Evan brings 15 years of entrepreneurial success with a strong network in music, entertainment, and new media to Southbox.

Previously founded the national Campus DJ and College Battle of the Bands tours with over 100 campuses visited, $4.5M of brand partnerships, and $900K in prizes awarded to college artists. Brand partnerships included: Chegg, ESPN, Bleacher Report, Rock the Vote, Chipotle, Monster Energy, Live Nation, Fiverr, Tinder, Gibson Guitar, AT&T, Campus MovieFest.

Experiential expert in music and live entertainment incl. past headline talent such as: Maroon 5, Big Sean, The Chainsmokers, Big Boi of OutKast, Avicii, T-Pain, Shawn Mendes, Kaskade, Jhene Aiko, 3LAU, Flula Borg, Fetty Wap, and many more.

As a co-founder at CAMPVS, he is building out the College Music Talent & Live Entertainment Platform, with initial backing from Universal Music Group, Southbox, and leading Silicon Valley angel investors.

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