Jonathan Weiner, a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT, joined the firm in 2014 and focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities in healthcare and fintech.
Jonathan is actively involved with Feedzai and Prove. His prior investments include Fast Pay (acquired by AvidXchange) and Poynt (acquired by GoDaddy).
Jonathan is the founder and serves as Chairman and CEO of HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference that emphasizes innovation in healthcare. Jonathan also co-founded Money2020, the leading event for innovators in payments and financial services, and Shoptalk, a leading global retail and e-commerce conference. Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Jonathan was Head of Global Business Development for Google Wallet and Payments.
Jonathan was part of the founding team of TxVia, a payments processor acquired by Google. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of TSYS Prepaid, a unit of TSYS following its acquisition of Clarity Payment Solutions, which Jonathan founded and served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
He was the recipient of the 2012 Pay before Industry Achievement Award. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
I’ve founded six companies: three in payments (including the world’s first third-party processor for prepaid cards) and three in category-defining events (Money20/20, Shoptalk, HLTH). I’ve sold a company to Google. And I’ve invested in more than 100 startups. Throughout these experiences, I’ve learned that the greatest value an investor can add is a steady hand through good times and bad, because founding can be a real rollercoaster.
It’s also worth knowing that my first jobs were well outside the Silicon Valley and New York tech bubbles. In school, I cleaned toilets as a janitor, restocked shelves in a supermarket, washed dishes at a restaurant, and worked overnight shifts in a colossal warehouse freezer in high school and college. When I talk to founders who are looking to build for more than just the 1%, I think this keeps me grounded in my feedback, in a way that isn’t always the case with investors.