Tony Jamous is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor. He has made over 15 direct investments in global technology companies with a focus on developer tools, platforms models, impact, FinTech and HR Tech. Five of his companies have realized an exit to-date.
Tony is currently building the future of work through his new venture Oyster, a distributed talent enablement platform that allows growing companies to tap into the global talent pool and offer their remote workers around the world a great employment experience.
Priori to Oyster, Tony co-founded and led Nexmo, a leader in CPAAS (Communication Platform As A Service) acquired by Vonage in 2016. Tony started his career in 2004 in the cloud, communication and mobile industries. At mBlox and Boku, Tony opened up global messaging and payment services.
Tony holds a Masters in Computer Science from Grenoble Institute of Technology in France and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, with a focus on leadership development and organization behavior.
When you're innovating in an existing market, it's crucial more than ever to build a minimum "lovable" product
There's something very special about the early years. And it kind of breaks my heart to think that you have so much potential put into a system that doesn't make the most of it.
As an entrepreneur, you have to find the customer that is willing to push the envelope and truly, truly wants to make a change. You need to find the first mover, because in a category like health care, not every hospital or health system will be that innovative