John Acquaviva is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Plus Eight Equity Partners, which invests in innovative music technology companies to support growth expansion and provide strategic and operational guidance within the music space and all the verticals in which it is the fabric of. John keeps a steady schedule of speaking engagements spanning universities to key conferences around the world as well as mentors for tech stars in Los Angeles and the Asics accelerator Tenkan-Ten based in Barcelona. With well over 3 decades of global experience and one of the largest networks in the electronic music and technology community. He co-founded Beatport LLC where he was an active board member until its acquisition by NASDAQ-listed SFX Entertainment, Inc. He was also instrumental in bringing to market Final Scratch, a revolutionary technology for DJs. He currently serves on the Board of Pacemaker DJ and the Technology & Innovation Committee of the Association for Electronic Music. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario.