Jason Trost

Member Since 2022

Jason Trost



Los Angeles Area

Jason is the founder and CEO of London-based Smarkets, one of the world's largest betting exchanges. As a trading platform, Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer betting on hundreds of markets daily, with a mission to provide the the lowest commission and therefore fairest odds in the world. In a few short years, Jason has engineered Smarkets into one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe that sees more than 200,000 customers trade billions of pounds annually. Prior to co-founding Smarkets, Jason worked in the Global Asset Management division at UBS designing and implementing proprietary software to assist in one of the world’s largest fund of hedge fund trading operations. Jason graduated from Northwestern University and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start-Ups
  • Trading



Smarkets is an award-winning, product-led, sports betting company headquartered in London that processes billions of pounds in traded volume each year. We bring a professional and tech-first approach to the sports betting world which has allowed us to create one of the most sophisticated products in the industry. Our mission is to fight for what’s right in our corner of the universe, and that means fixing betting with a core focus on price and product. Smarkets is primarily a technology company, utilising a modern tech stack built around Linux, Kafka, Postgres, and Kubernetes using Python 3, C++ 17 and React. Fundamentally, we aim to create a positive and comfortable working environment that allows you to perform at your best while enjoying a friendly and upbeat atmosphere alongside intelligent colleagues. We are bringing together smart minds from different experiences, disciplines and cultures to produce not only a pioneering product, but also a world-class company. Visit https://smarkets.com/careers to learn more.


  • Sports Betting
  • Exchange Platform
  • Betting Exchange