Quantitative Researcher

Jonathan Bone


Research, Analysis and Policy

Join Date

May 2015

What I do

Jonathan’s research at Nesta focuses on two key areas: 1) understanding how digital entrepreneurship can be supported across Europe (as part of the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) and the European Digital Forum (EDF)) and 2) accessing the alternative finance market and how crowdfunding can be used as an innovative way of financing products and services.


Jonathan joined Nesta as an intern in 2015 before being given a permanent position later that year. Before joining Nesta Jonathan completed a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at University College London, investigating the evolution of cooperation and punishment in humans.

We caught up with the first projects to receive grants through our matched crowdfunding pilot. What did they learn? How do you run a good campaign? And what are they doing next?
Jonathan Bone
Friday, 3 March 2017