|Amplifier Ventures managing director Jonathan Aberman jams out with his band “Two Car Living Room” every few months in Northern Virginia. The rest of his waking hours are spent searching for the earliest of early stage companies looking for VC. Since 2006, he’s been writing $50K to $100K seed checks out of an $8M fund raised from institutional investors and angels. So far his portfolio has 14 companies, including Sponto, Ozmosis, and CardStar. A former investment banker and economist, Jonathan became a VC after working as managing partner of Pillsbury’s Northern Virginia office and then managing partner of Fenwick & West’s east coast office. While working VC transactions, Jonathan realized that dishing out business advice was more appealing than the legal advice.