Kristopher B. Jones

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Kristopher B. Jones is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, best-selling author, and noted public speaker.

In 1999 Kris founded Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network that was sold for millions to eBay Enterprise (NASDAQ-EBAY) ten years later. Since the sale of Pepperjam, Kris has continued his significant business contributions to the business world as investor, CEO, best-selling writer, speaker and philanthropist.

In 2010, Kris founded KBJ Capital, an early stage technology investment fund which boasts 15 portfolio companies including French Girls App, LSEO.com, Yumm.com, LavCup, APPEK Mobile Apps, VigLink, Pathmapp, Highlighter.com, Internet Media Labs (now oneQube), Internet Marketing Ninjas and ReferLocal.com. Currently, Kris acts as CEO for three of these companies (ReferLocal.com, LSEO.com and APPEK Mobile Apps), all multi-million dollar start-ups. As Managing Partner of KBJ Capital, he has raised over $35 million from a host of prestigious venture capital firms such as Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Emergence Capital, Founders Co-Op, and TechStars as well as prominent co-angel investors Michael Jones (the former MySpace CEO and current CEO of Science, Inc), Techstars Cofounder David Cohen, Singer/Actress Christina Milian and NFL Defensive End Larry English.

Kristopher is the author of the best-selling book, Search-Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint to Effective Internet Marketing which has sold over 100,000 copies. Originally published in 2008, the book now boasts 3 editions (the third edition was published in April 2013) and is available in major bookstores throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In 2014, Kris wrote and published a sequel called Local Search Engine Optimization – Crush Your Competition by Outranking Them on Google.

Learn more about Kris at www.krisjones.com.

Druce previously ran the products organization at Cyphort and helped McAfee transition during its spin out from Intel Corporation.

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