Jonathan is the founder of Higher, Inc., a startup studio focused on applying technology to the local sector. In early 2020, Higher made its first acquisition, a local indie bookstore, and began repurposing it as a ‘click-and-mortar’ neighborhood hub, tripling sales in the first six months of operation. Jonathan previously founded FreeTextbooks, a bootstrapped, high-growth startup he led for nearly ten years. FTB built the country’s largest student rep network to buy & sell textbooks among their peers. One of Deloitte’s fastest growing companies of 2017, FTB booked more than $20M in total sales, and raised over $6M.