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Jonathan Staunton

Founder, commercial leadership and global growth 

Jonathan graduated from University College Dublin in 1995 with a B. Comm International. His first job was selling Irish pubs in Italy. Returning to Dublin, he spent the next 15 years building his capabilities as an experienced commercial leader with Mars, Microsoft and PepsiCo. 

In 2012 he joined Dublin start-up Brandtone, an innovator in mobile marketing and data driven consumer engagement for global brands across the largest developing and emerging markets. As Chief Commercial Officer for 5 years he led the international expansion and revenue growth across India, China, South East Asia and Russia, building local teams and signing high value deals with multinational clients in multiple verticals. 

In late 2018 he co-founded a fintech business called My Money Jar – a neobank for millennials to help them curb their impulsive spending and achieve their financial goals. They raised over €1.3M, including from the Enterprise Ireland HPSU programme, and launched their beta in December 2019. Due to the impact of Covid-19 they were forced to restructure and pivot the business.  Having supported a new fundraising to provide stability for the company he has now chosen to step down to pursue other opportunities, including as a mentor and angel investor. 

Specialties: Commercial strategy, entrepreneurship, global business development, scaling start ups 

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