Jonathan Cooper has 20 years’ experience in equity investments, of which the last 17 as a private equity fund manager dedicated to emerging markets. During this time, Jonathan has been the MD of three funds; 2 based in Emerging Europe, the third in the middle east. His experience includes investments in technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, robotics, agribusiness, and healthcare, among others. During his career, he has led more than 30 investments, and has sat on the boards of more than 20 companies.
In addition to his investment experience, Jonathan is also an entrepreneur, having founded five companies, including Ascendant Capital Advisors, a successful regional financial consulting firm, and KlasikTV, a regional pay TV channel in southeast Europe with more than 1 million subscribers.
Currently, in addition to professional training, Jonathan is an investment partner at True Global Ventures, a global FinTech early stage investment fund, and is an active angel investor in the US, Europe, and the middle east.
As a trainer over the past 15 years, Jonathan has led more than 35 private equity and venture capital trainings programs, delivered to more than 350 delegates, in the US, Europe, and the middle east.
Jonathan earned both his BS and MBA from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.