JC Ruffalo joined the OCTANe team in June 2014 and is the Director of LaunchPad SBDC and Investor Relations. OCTANe LaunchPad focuses on helping later staged startups with their investor deck presentations and capital funding strategies. OCTANe has created one of the nation’s most dynamic ecosystems to drive technology industry growth in Orange County by connecting ideas and people with resources, expertise and capital.
JC has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At a very early age he took his passion for art and applied it to start his first business venture in the action sports clothing industry founding his first company, Undrmine Apparel. Post graduation from Chapman he co-founded a small startup (Double Splash Media), which was involved with email marketing. After Double Splash Media, JC founded Global Truck Supply and partnered with LKQ, a large corporation that is the world’s largest supplier of automotive replacement parts, as a buyer and general manager. JC graduated from Chapman University Argyros School of Business in 2011 with a business administration degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Economics.