Jon Xu

Founder, FutureAdvisor


US & Canada




Jon Xu co-founded and was the Chief Technology Officer of FutureAdvisor, an online service that makes quality investment management available to everyone. FutureAdvisor was acquired by BlackRock in 2015 where Jon continued to lead Product Design and Engineering as Managing Director in the Digital Wealth Group. Prior to starting FutureAdvisor, Jon worked on mobile data synchronization protocols and Windows Mobile products at Microsoft. Jon is an active investor and advisor to startups and focuses his time giving back to the entrepreneurial community. Jon holds a degree in Computer Science from MIT.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote Technology is the single biggest lever and equalizer of opportunity and access. This has been proven and we'll see it again.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020