Livio founder and CEO Jake Sigal is a third-generation entrepreneur with a passion for music and technology.
In 2008 at the age of 26, Jake quit his job at Delphi and used a $10,000 loan from his parents to found Livio in the guest bedroom of his home in metro Detroit, where he developed the first Wi-Fi branded Pandora Internet radio and quickly raised millions in funds from angel investors and venture capital firms. At 31, Sigal’s drive to innovate has quickly established Livio as an automotive technology leader and lead to the company’s 2013 acquisition by Ford Motor Company.
Before he started Livio, Jake worked in the Consumer Electronics Group at Delphi as a product line manager for XM Satellite Radio. Jake started his career as a DJ equipment product developer, where he invented the original USB turntable and co-invented the iDJ under the ION audio brand at Numark.