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Jon Horvath

Financial Analyst | Entrepreneur | Cryptocurrency Expert

Jon Horvath

Biography

Jon Horvath is a former Wall Street Analyst who has a unique perspective being born in Northern Sweden, and then spending his formative years in Toronto, Canada. Jon attended Queen’s University, a prestigious Canadian college just outside of Toronto where he majored in Commerce. He worked in Toronto for a few years after college at TD Asset Management, Toronto Dominion Bank’s asset management division, before enrolling in a full-time MBA program at Kellogg at Northwestern. Upon graduation, Jon followed his passion for the West Coast and technology and got his start on Wall Street joining the top ranked Semiconductor Equity Research Team at Lehman Brothers in San Francisco. Jon quickly made an impact and was promoted to Senior Analyst covering the IT Distribution sector. His coverage was very well received clients and he was handpicked to join the founding team of a technology focused hedge fund seeded with $100 million of Lehman Brothers capital.  After a couple of years Jon made the move to New York to join a $1 billion + global hedge fund as a Senior Equity Analyst. He distinguished himself at the firm by being one of the only professionals to make money during the 2008 downturn with a return on capital in excess of 40%.

Passion Turned into Business

After five years in New York, Jon decided to transfer his passion for technology and action sports into an action camera startup and atan2 Corp was born. Atan2’s mission was to democratize film making. The first product, MOTUS, was an autonomous tracking camera that did just that. More recently Jon has completed a Data Analytics boot camp through Berkeley and is applying his newfound knowledge to using machine learning to predict asset prices. Jon lives with his wife and daughter in Pacifica, California still surfing and skiing/boarding every chance he gets!