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Jonathon Perrelli

Jonathon Perrelli is CEO and co-founder of LifeFuels (lifefuels.co), his seventh startup venture. The LifeFuels Bottle helps users thrive; enabling them to make personalized beverages on the go, each perfectly tailored to fit their day. The Bottle leverages patented technology to create beverages at the touch of a button, dispensed from the 3 Multi-Serving FuelPods stored in it's base, and integrates with wearable fitness tracking devices.

An early-stage technology investor, Perrelli founded Fortify Ventures (Fortify.vc) in 2011 and has invested in over 40 early stage and emerging technology companies. He co-created the pitch event series 'Distilled Intelligence' and co-founded 'The Fort' which was Washington, D.C.'s first tech accelerator. While operating The Fort, Jonathon teamed with film director Justin Gutwein to create Startupland, a documentary and educational series about the five companies in the second class of The Fort. Startupland.tv has premiered in over 75 countries since March 2014 and includes a 15-week online course for entrepreneurs.

Perrelli currently serves as a Founders Circle and Board member to The Virginia Tech APEX Systems Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also an Advisory Board member to The Vinetta Project, and serves on the Board of Directors for Inertial Labs, IntroHive, and Talk Local.

Previously, he served as a delegate to the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator, he was a founding advisor to 1776 in D.C., and has judged dozens of pitch competitions and startup weekends. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to entrepreneurship, fundraising, accelerators, startup ecosystems, and building emerging technology companies.

A single father to three young children, Perrelli strives to achieve balance between LifeFuels, travel, family activities, and everything in between. Carpe Diem isn't a proverb, it's a way of life. Perrelli is a graduate and active alumni of Virginia Tech where he studied finance, psychology, computer science, and the science of beverages.

For more information, checkout LifeFuels.co