Jonathan Roberts is a Founder and Partner of Ignition. He invests in business application and services companies and is a director on the board of DocuSign. He was formerly a director on the boards of AVST (acquired by StoneCalibre), Spoken (acquired by Avaya) and Earth Class Mail.
Prior to Ignition Roberts spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as General Manager of the Windows CE Intelligent Appliance Division, where he was responsible for developing new WinCE products, product marketing, business development and long-term planning for the Windows CE platform as well as the retargeting of the Microsoft’s PocketPC effort. Roberts led the marketing and business efforts for Windows 3.1, 3.11, Windows NT 3.51, NT 4.0, BackOffice 1.0, Windows 98 and NT 4.0 on the Desktop, and finally all of Windows CE including embedded, Pocket PC, Auto, Phones, Set-top, Games, etc. Roberts received his B.A. in history from the University of Washington where he was also Student Body President. In addition to his Ignition boards, Jonathan was formerly on the executive committees of Epiphany School and the University of Washington Foundation Board.