John Zozzaro is a founder of MediaTech Ventures, a media innovation holding company and venture development group with offices in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and New York, and founder and director of MediaTech Ventures’ media incubator Collective.
Zozzaro is a professional musician turned serial entrepreneur with over a decade of marketing experience and as a professional musician.
Originally from Chicago, IL, he was a founder and the singer/songwriter and played guitar for the band Train Company, which ran from 2008 until 2015 with Mark Alletag – Sax, Mike DeWitte – Bass, Rob Lejman – Drums, and Sam Wyatt – Keys. NPR noted of the group, “After the first listen to their latest full-length release The Remains of an Effort, it’s clear that Train Company is more than a blues band. The group crafts a diverse multi-layered sound with discernible traces of jazz, pop, and even orchestral arrangements, while effortlessly switching between anthemic rock vocals and airy indie rock introspection.”
In 2015, he started Aim & Amplify, with Jeff Sodikoff, former VP of Marketing & Promotion at Sony, a brand, entertainment & cause, marketing agency, with an unparalleled passion for pushing boundaries while driving revenue. He serves as a mentor and teacher with Tileyard Education, a division of Tileyard Studios, and at Impact Hub.1
MediaTech Ventures was founded by Paul O’Brien and Randy Blankenship in 2014 and later joined by other co-founders including John, Jennifer Gooding, Ted Cohen, Kristine Bryant, Kevin Chin, and Scott White.