Jonathan Swerdlin is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is most recently Co-Founder of Portal - a social platform launching soon that brings together peer-to-peer payments and video sharing. Prior to this, Swerdlin was Chairman of fast-growing underwear company Thinx, helping grow it from inception to over $40M in sales. He also founded and exited from his first e-commerce company in 2010.
Swerdlin is currently General Partner of Wisdom VC - a stage-agnostic venture capital firm focused on developing a more human model of venture capital. Wisdom VC's goal is to deliver outsized returns by investing with intelligence and heart in grounded visionaries solving real problems in interesting domains. He has made ten investments over the last twelve months. Swerdlin loves dogs, bicycles, dance parties, and living in Brooklyn.
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