Jonathan Lehr is a Co-Founder and General Partner of Work-Bench, where he focuses on early stage enterprise technology investments in areas including machine learning and AI, cloud-native infrastructure, cybersecurity, and the future of work.
Jon founded the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup in January 2012 and organizes monthly meetups of the 5,000+ person group as a way to promote collaboration for the enterprise tech ecosystem in New York, with a focus on connecting entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 technologists, investors, and graduate students to network and learn from one another.
Prior to Work-Bench, Jon worked at Morgan Stanley on the Office of the CIO team in IT. In that capacity, he partnered with internal technology clients to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. He has written about enterprise technology trends for publications such as The Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal and TechCrunch.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BSE in bioengineering, with minors in Mathematics and Economics.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife Michaela and two sons.
Jon is a member of Class 19 and served his fellowship at Work-Bench under the mentorship of Tom Carroll and Hugo Van Vuuren.