Jason Townsend

Jason Townsend

Semi-Finalist Judge

jason-townsendJason Townsend is a Managing Director and founder of Resonant Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that that invests in early stage companies developing security, industrial IoT and cloud-based products and services.

Prior to founding Resonant in 2010, Jason spent the majority of his tech career working at Intel in a broad range of engineering, technical sales, and business development roles. Jason also founded a real estate investment firm, which has added multifamily, office, and mixed-use properties to its portfolio since 2003.

Jason earned his MBA with High Distinction from the Ross School of Business where he was a Managing Director of the Wolverine Venture Fund’s student advisory board. Jason also earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan where he was a squad leader in the Michigan Marching Band.

Jason lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Devonie, and black German Shepherd, Optimus. He is a avid weight lifter, volleyball player, and nationally ranked pistol competitor. Current and former Director/Observer roles: Duo Security, Precog, Stratos, University of Michigan Band Alumni Association, ZeroVM.