Jake is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his life building and scaling companies as well as a board member of many companies and non-profits that help people with PPE. He focuses on both consumer and enterprise investments, but he spends most of his time at 8VC leading the logistics & transportation focus where they were also one of Pitchbook’s top investors in this year’s list. Jake is a seasoned investor. He has spent years investing in freight tech companies, and as he built his reputation, founders have passed deals to him for the last three decades of experience that set him apart from other investors.
His specialization in transportation and logistics has allowed him to develop deep relationships with incumbent businesses who often become transformative customers for 8VC’s portfolio startups like Uber Freight or Convoy Inc., which both rely on established trucking networks across North America. “We’re fortunate to have a strong advisor network and partnerships that are leading the way in industry-transforming technologies. We work with these partners who can add value for our portfolio companies, enabling efficiencies they otherwise wouldn’t be able to provide.” “It’s exciting being at an interface of all different types of businesses,” said Jake.
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