John serves as Head of Business Development at Modulate. He is an investor/operator in Silicon Valley who enjoys supporting early-stage founders build exciting companies. He engaged across strategy, M&A, FP&A, and integration activity at Microsoft with touch-points to acquisitions including LinkedIn, Havoc, Mixer, Minecraft, etc. Since moving to Silicon Valley, he has served time in product marketing at a video conferencing company which was acquired by Dialpad and managed investments at a ~$5B AUM venture capital fund. John holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with notable coursework in Management Information Systems.