Capital Region AR VR Accelerator Management
Jon Gregory is a cofounder and General Partner of the Accelerator. He has established an extensive network of CEO, angel investor and venture capital resources to support growth-oriented entrepreneurial ventures.
Gregory is also a cofounder and General Partner of two boutique angel investment funds: Northern California Investment Fund I and Fund II, which have collectively made approximately 30 investments in 17 different high potential start-ups.
Gregory also is the VP and Venture Banking Manager at Five Star Bank, recently spearheading an initiative to more closely link sources of early-stage capital and promising start-ups in the Capital Region called Five Star Bank Tank. Previously Gregory founded Golden Capital Network in 1999 as one of the first investor-entrepreneur matchmaking event platforms.
From 1999–2011 Golden Capital Network featured over 2,000 alumni start-ups including many who are well-known today such as Pandora Media, StubHub, A Place for Mom, PowerSchool, Marrone Bio Innovations and others.
Dave Sanders is a cofounder and General Partner of the Accelerator. He has built an extensive network of CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, technology veterans and investors to support growth-oriented entrepreneurial ventures.
Sanders is also a cofounder and General Partner of two boutique angel investment funds: Northern California Investment Fund I and Fund II, which have collectively made approximately 30 investments in 17 different high potential start-ups.
Dave is also a founding member and Managing Partner of WorldBridge Partners. His focus is high level retained executive search, working with clients in Northern California, across the nation, and internationally. Dave is an active angel investor and a member of the Sacramento Angels.
George Foreman Jr.
Growing up in the world of sports, direct marketing, and retail sales, George has developed an extensive working knowledge of these industries, along with strong relationships with key stakeholders of each respective industry.
After earning a Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University, Foreman went on to work as a senior marketing executive for Salton, Inc. (George Foreman Grill) where he helped execute direct response marketing strategies that generated over $1B in revenue.
George Foreman Jr. is a Sacramento native who grew up in the Greenhaven/Pocket neighborhood. As one of the Venture Partners at Capital Region AR VR Accelerator, Foreman is passionate about bringing emerging technology and business to the City of Sacramento.
George formed Foreman Boys Promotions with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum and George Foreman Sr. where George promoted 20 World Title Fights,10 HBO World Title Fights, 3 HBO PPV Fights including 3 Co-Promoted Manny Pacquiao Fights. George’s experience with boxing promotions allowed him to understand live events, technology, broadcasting, casinos and hospitality as a business on a global stage.
George has extensive knowledge in media and television having served as Executive Producer on various television programs including American Inventor (ABC), Family Foreman (TV Land) and the Foreman Documentary that was distributed through EPIX Networks, Universal and Hulu.
Foreman is the Co-Founder of IYC Capital and currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at ION360 where he oversees creating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives. In his continued effort to bring new business to Sacramento, ION360 was an official partner of the Sacramento Kings Draft Party and California Classic Summer League.
George is the Chairman of GFJR Companies which provides high quality products and services through strategic alliances, joint ventures, investments and consulting. Within the GFJR Companies portfolio, Foreman owns or holds interests in businesses operating in healthcare, consumer products, marketing, television, sports and entertainment.
Maintaining active involvement in several community service organizations, George continues to dedicate his efforts to homelessness, education and entrepreneurship.
Braden Moulton is Venture Partner of the Accelerator. Moulton is an experienced business leader with broad expertise across the gaming, social, and digital media markets. He excels at building lasting partnerships, creatively driving reach and revenue, and succeeding at challenging objectives.
His background includes successful engagements with mobile, social, and console games businesses in capacities spanning operations, business development, product management, general management, and strategic consulting.
Moulton will be working closely with the cohort companies and helping open doors for customer and strategic partner relationships through his vast experience working in technology for or with Microsoft, Fifth Planet Games, and many others.
His specialties include: Operational Leadership, Business Development, Strategy, General Management, Raising Investment, Contract Negotiation, Content Acquisition, Strategic Partnerships, Licensing, Advertising. Console, social, mobile, and new media monetization.