John Ason has been a professional angel investor for 18 years. Over that span, he has funded 60 startup companies and currently have over 20 active companies. The majority of these companies were pre revenue with many consisting of one or two people in a kitchen or garage. In about half of the companies, he was the lead angel. Some examples of the companies he has invested in are: Xlibris.com, Diapers.com, Soap.com, FulcrumGallery.com, AppyCouple.com, TuckerToys.com, CallunaVineyards.com, Ology.com, Koding.com, WeHostels.com, DoodleDeals.com, MotionMathGames.com, etc. His notable exits have been Xlibris, LiveLook bought by Oracle and Diapers.com, bought by Amazon for $545 million.