AICPA/FAF/NASBA “Blue-Ribbon Panel” on Standard Setting for Private Companies

Jason Mendelson

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Foundry Group

Jason Mendelson has over a decade of experience in the venture capital and technology industries in a multitude of investing, operational and engineering roles. Mr. Mendelson currently sits on the boards of Brightleaf, Oblong, Organic Motion, Next Big Sound, Pie Digital and Sifteo on behalf of Foundry Group. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups, Mr. Mendelson was a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner overseeing all operations of the firm. Prior to his involvement with Mobius Venture Capital, Mr. Mendelson was an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, where he practiced corporate and securities law with an emphasis on representation of emerging companies in private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions. Before his legal career, Mr. Mendelson was a senior consultant and software engineer at Accenture where he focused on financial institution re-engineering engagements. As one of the first full-time, in-house general counsels at a venture capital firm, Mr. Mendelson has been on the forefront of thought leadership and has co-chaired the National Venture Capital Association's General Counsel group and is an active participant on the NVCA's Chief Financial Officer group.