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Leap 100 Breakfast with Jason Trost, Founder, Smarkets

  • Mishcon de Reya Africa House, 70 Kingsway London, WC2B 6AH (map)

How Self Management Can Work in High-Growth Companies

Jason Trost

Jason is the founder and CEO of London-based Smarkets, one of the world’s largest betting exchanges. As a trading platform, Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer betting on hundreds of markets daily, with a mission to provide the best odds and the lowest commission. In a few short years, Jason has engineered Smarkets into a market leader that sees approximately 200,000 customers trade billions of pounds annually, and is counted as one the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Originally from the United States, Jason has been actively involved in the business and technology sectors in Europe for the past decade. He currently acts as an advisor to other technology startups and young entrepreneurs in the London area with Entrepreneurs First and has spoken at Google Campus, Cambridge, UCL and Oxford Universities.

Previously, Jason was an application developer for UBS Global Asset Management Division in New York. He also worked as an equities trader at Great Point Capital in Chicago.

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