Jonathan Roberts

Ignition Partners

Jonathan is a founder and partner at Ignition Partners, the Northwest’s largest venture capital firm. With more than $3 billion in committed capital across its early-stage venture funds and affiliated funds in China, Ignition focuses its investments on enterprise software companies, and has led early-stage rounds for such companies as Splunk, Docusign, Avvo, and Cloudera. Jonathan led a number of these investments, most notably, Docusign, in which Ignition was the first institutional investor. Jonathan served on the company’s board for nearly 15 years.  Jonathan is also the co-founder of RPrime, a not-for-profit that uses a digital platform with a powerful suite of tools that connect, deepen, and expand relationships for civic and faith-based organizations.  In addition, Jonathan serves on multiple University of Washington Advisory Boards, is on the board of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), and APL School.  Jonathan was formerly on the executive committees of the University of Washington Foundation Board, United Nations Association of American, and the Epiphany School.  Jonathan is married to Elizabeth Roberts, and they have three adult children.

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