Jason Daniel Mackey (born May 9, 1988) is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Hanover, Massachusetts. He attended Boston College High School, and studied economics and history at Northeastern University. Since college, Jason has lived in New York, San Diego, and London. Today, Jason lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his partner, James, and their pet cat, Cassie.
Jason is passionate about entrepreneurship and loves turning good ideas into thriving businesses. He got his first taste of entrepreneurship while studying at Northeastern, and has since built nine companies across seven industries and three continents. Currently, Jason is Co-founder and General Partner at Athenian VC, a sector agnostic, early-stage venture capital fund backing diverse teams improving the way we work, play, and live. He is also Co-founder and Executive Chairman of CXO HQ, an expert network of c-level executives at some of the world’s most promising, prominent, and notable companies.
Most recently, Jason founded Progressive Research Group, a nonprofit organization building a community of likeminded activists, advocates, and researchers working to build a more progressive, prosperous, and equitable America. Jason is a registered Democrat and is currently an elected member of the Somerville Democratic City Committee where he serves as Diversity Officer.