Jake is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has spent his life building and scaling companies.
He is a co-founder and partner at 8VC, one of the top performing private funds. 8VC manages a total committed capital of over $5 billion and has a deep focus on enterprise software, logistics, biotechnology, and healthcare. In 2020 Jake was named the most active logistics technology investor by PitchBook.
Prior to launching 8VC, he co-founded Humin (Acq. Tinder/IAC), a consumer mobile software company where he built the engineering team and led growth. Jake also co-founded The Kairos Society, where he sits on the Board of Directors. While in college, he founded Solé Bicycle Co. (Acq.) and grew it into an industry leader. Most recently he co-founded Operation Masks with 8VC co-founder Drew Oetting to help bring PPE to medical workers on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. Jake serves as an advisor and board member to a wide range of companies and non-profits.
Jake graduated form the University of Southern California in 2011, where he has been lecturing on entrepreneurship and technology for the last decade.
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