John Spinale

Board Member

John Spinale is a General Partner at JAZZ Venture Partners, a major investor in Akili's Series B financing round. He is a proven leader in consumer technology and digital media with a career spanning 20 years of building, scaling and running high-growth companies of all sizes, from initial seed through to late stage operation. He is an investor and active advisor to many early-stage companies, in areas ranging from virtual reality (VR) platforms and content publishers to digital health apps for diagnosing and treating cognitive conditions like ADHD. He was most recently the General Manager of Disney’s (DIS) mobile and social games division, where he launched many chart topping titles while owning the P&L for this multi-hundred million dollar business. He has built and scaled several software platforms including the first cloud-based streaming interactive media company, OnLive, backed by AT&T and British Telecom, where he built the award-winning product side of the business as well as the content ecosystem - which included hundreds of media and entertainment companies. Earlier, he founded and ran the leading company in the mobile application development and messaging space, Bitmo, which he sold in 2002. Additionally, he played a key role in the re-launching of Activision (ATVI) from bankruptcy through to huge commercial success, as well as the restructuring and sale of the leading European game publisher Eidos (EIDSY). The products that he and his teams have built have touched hundreds of millions of consumers across the globe.  He holds a degree in Engineering from Yale.