The confluence of computing power, vast amounts of data, and the ability to mine that data is creating massive opportunities for companies to provide real value to customers.
Jake joined TCV in 1997 and has been a venture capital and technology investor for more than 20 years. While Jake has investment experience in multiple technology sectors, his focus has been on the software and tech-enabled services industries and includes both minority and majority investments. In addition to Jake’s investment activities, he is also a member of TCV’s Executive Committee, which oversees general management of the firm and its funds.
Prior to joining TCV, Jake was an Associate with General Atlantic Partners, a private equity firm focused on late-stage software and service businesses. Before joining General Atlantic, Jake was a member of the M&A group at Lazard Freres & Co., where he focused on the technology and telecom industries.
Jake has been involved with over 30 past and present TCV investments. He is currently on the board of directors of OneSource Virtual, Venafi, and Watermark and actively involved with Tastyworks. Jake is a former board member of Brightmail (acquired by Symantec), Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), EmbanetCompass (acquired by Pearson), Genesys, Global 360 (acquired by OpenText), IQMS (acquired by Dassault Systemes), K12 (NYSE: LRN), OSIsoft (interest acquired by SoftBank), Seismic Micro-Technology (Chair; company was acquired by IHS), and SolArc (Chair; company was acquired by OpenLink Financial) and Webroot (acquired by Carbonite), among others.
Jake has also been involved in prior TCV companies including Altiris (acquired by Symantec), BenefitMall.com (acquired by Allied Capital), Clareon (acquired by BancBoston), Ejasent (acquired by Veritas), ExactTarget (NYSE: ET), ExlService (NASDAQ: EXLS), Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), Sitecore (acquired by EQT), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle), and Zillow (NASDAQ: Z).
Jake is a former Trustee of Holderness School in Plymouth, NH, and a current Trustee at Menlo School in Atherton, CA.
Jake received an A.B. in Geography from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honors.