My name is Jon Grall, and this is my personal site.
I'm an entrepreneur and software engineer. My passion is using technology to improve the everyday lives of millions of people – something that I've been lucky enough to do successfully three times. I enjoy solving difficult problems with technology, designing new products and experiences, and working with startups. I have founded three companies to date, and I especially love the independence and satisfaction that comes from working for myself.I grew up in England and France, before moving to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue a Computer Science degree at MIT. After college I spent 10 years living and working in California, much of it in Silicon Valley. Nowadays I now live in quiet Montclair, NJ, with my wonderful wife Eva. Outside of work, my passions include: photography (check out my portfolio); road trips and international travel; hiking and ultralight backpacking; DIY projects; video games; puzzles; and playing guitar. I also care deeply about conservation and various environmental causes. I practice Leave No Trace principles, always try to minimize my own personal environmental impact, and generally want to leave the world in a better state than I found it.
If I could afford to spend all of my time traveling and photographing the world, I would.