Jon Carder is a serial Internet entrepreneur, who by the age of 30 had founded three multimillion-dollar online businesses.
In 1999, at age 20, Carder launched his first online venture, eHeaven.com, an e-commerce superstore that sold everything from baby products to big screen TVs. After e-Heaven was acquired in 2002, he created ClientShop.com, a service designed to help consumers obtain the lowest home loan rates by having multiple banks compete for their loans. In just four years ClientShop helped more than 1 million consumers with their home loan and was named San Diego’s No. 1 Fastest Growing Private Company by the San Diego Business Journal. In 2006 ClientShop was acquired by Internet Brands (NASDAQ: INET). In 2006 Carder created MojoPages.com, a local search engine with a mission to help people find the BEST local businesses. MojoPages ranks each business against local competitors from best to worst, according to MOJO. Each business’ MOJO is based on a comprehensive algorithm, which analyzes the credibility of millions of reviews. Some of the nation’s largest media companies are using MojoPages technology including Hearst, CBS, FOX and ClearChannel. More than 3 million people use MojoPages.com every month.
In 2010 Carder started his fourth company, Mogl.com. MOGL is helping restaurateurs attract more customers through its cutting-edge loyalty program, which is part game, part discount and part change the world. MOGL is currently San Diego’s fastest growing private tech company having raised more than $13 million just nine months after launch. MOGL was named Most Innovative Tech Company in San Diego by Connect and Laptop Magazines top 8 apps of 2012.
Over the years, Carder has become a highly sought after speaker, sharing his experiences and advice alongside fellow entrepreneurs like Ken Blanchard and John Assaraf. He also guest lectures at the local colleges and universities and is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization and a mentor with The Founders Institute. Carder was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2007 and was featured on the cover of the September 2006 Fortune Small Business magazine. In 2010 he was named San Diego’s Most Influential Tech Executive by the San Diego Daily Transcript.