Jason has spent over 20 years working with technology and growth companies and has developed a passion for helping entrepreneurial companies succeed. He has played an integral role in all aspects of the PFG business since the foundation of the firm in 2004. Jason is based in Sydney, Australia and helps lead the firm’s activities globally.
Jason relocated from the Bay Area to Sydney in 2016 to lead PFG’s activities in APAC after a decade of transaction experience in Australia and countless transpacific flights. He managed the launch of PFG’s business in Australia to ensure the PFG philosophies and execution strategies are core to PFG’s APAC activities. Prior to joining PFG, Jason provided financing for technology and life science companies at Silicon Valley Bank in San Francisco.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.
Jason is a board member for several Australian tech companies as well as an E.O. Sydney chapter member
Jason is a life-long learner, and at one time was on his way to becoming a history professor before finding his passion for technology finance. He might not even need much of a nudge to pen the history of tech finance. Jason is proud and passionate about his Greek heritage and Greek culture. He tries to get back to his father’s birthplace, the island of Kefalonia, yearly and enjoys traveling with his wife and two children.
“Meeting the needs of fast growing companies while also managing risk and making money for our investors is a balancing act that requires out-of-the-box thinking. PFG is an exciting place to work because of how willing this team is to find that balance and create win-win solutions. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been here for nearly 20 years.”
IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $16.3 billion in asset management and 347 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries.
PFG leads a joint venture with IDB Invest that provides debt capital to emerging innovative tech companies across the region via our Latin America Growth Lending Fund. The initiative brings investment expertise into LAC from top notch global players in this field.
SVB is a leading American bank providing products, services and strategic advice for businesses at every stage. They operate as a go-to commercial bank for start-ups and established corporations, offering venture funding, private banking & wealth advising. SVB is the largest lender to technology companies globally.
SVB has built its reputation as the financial partner of the innovation economy – helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve extraordinary outcomes.
PFG and SVB have maintained an official strategic partnership since the late 1980’s. We have collaborated together as co-lenders and extended each other's ability to reach new markets and provide deeper capital to high-growth companies.
PFG and SVB have provided growth debt across the U.S. & Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, where we co-manage a Venture Debt Latin America Growth Lending Fund.
IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
PFG and IFC are strategic partners where we extend IFC’s direct venture and VC funding, collaborating on fintech and tech lending across global growth markets.
Aims to be the partner of choice for the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. They finance projects to advance clean energy, modernize agriculture, strengthen transportation systems and expand access to financing.