Entrepreneur, Technology Executive, Opportunistic Investor
JB (Mike John-Bapitste) is an angel investor in and co-founder of Story Of and also serves as Managing Partner at MK-Ultra, a development agency with a focus on consumer and entreprise mobile apps and websites.
Story Of is building a variety of products anchored on the premise that consumers, small businesses and large brands can build more valuable and sustainable connections with each other by creating and publishing personal media along specific themes and stories.
Prior to his recent endeavours, JB re-located and incubated Toronto-based startup Peerset to San Francisco (housed in his basement) and launched display ad targeting and brand insights products leveraging big data sourced through a network of social media publishers. Peerset was sold to KIT Digital, a publicly traded video SAAS company and the technology is now the core recommendation engine for IP-based online video streaming deployments around the world.
JB spent the first 12 years of his career as a software and digital media banker, followed by various senior roles leading Business Development and Partnerships for a wide range of technology-based businesses both private and publicly-traded.
He has spent nine years serving as a board member for Oakland-based Lighthouse Community Charter School and recently moved from San Francisco to Oakland.