Jay Hoag

Founding General Partner, Executive Committee

Jay Hoag

Location

Menlo Park

Year Joined

1995

Background

Jay has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for over 40 years. He and Rick Kimball co-founded TCV in 1995. Since that time, TCV has raised over $20 billion in capital and emerged as a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies. Jay is chair of TCV’s Investment Committee and is also a member of TCV’s Executive Committee, which oversees general management of the firm and its funds. Prior to TCV, Jay was a Managing Director at Chancellor Capital Management, where he spent more than 12 years as a technology-focused venture capitalist and fund manager. He has been involved in a large number of technology investments, including Actuate Software (acquired by OpenText), Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB), Ariba (acquired by SAP), Altiris (acquired by Symantec), BlueCoat Systems (formerly CacheFlow), C|NET, eHarmony, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), Encompass (acquired by Yahoo!), EXE Technologies (acquired by SSA Global), Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), LinkedIn, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), ONYX Software (NASDAQ: ONXS), Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON), Prodege (parent company of Swagbucks & acquired by a private equity firm), RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK), Rover (NASDAQ: ROVR), Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), SpringStreet (acquired by Homestore.com), Strava, TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT), Toast (NYSE: TOST), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), Vacationspot.com (acquired by Expedia), Viant (acquired by iXL), and Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG). Jay has been recognized numerous times by Forbes on its Midas List as one of the industry’s top technology investors.

Interests

Jay is on the Investment Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan and the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University.

Education

Jay received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Jay Hoag

Founding General Partner, Executive Committee

Location

Menlo Park

Year Joined

1995

Jay Hoag

Background

Jay has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for over 40 years. He and Rick Kimball co-founded TCV in 1995. Since that time, TCV has raised over $20 billion in capital and emerged as a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies. Jay is chair of TCV’s Investment Committee and is also a member of TCV’s Executive Committee, which oversees general management of the firm and its funds. Prior to TCV, Jay was a Managing Director at Chancellor Capital Management, where he spent more than 12 years as a technology-focused venture capitalist and fund manager. He has been involved in a large number of technology investments, including Actuate Software (acquired by OpenText), Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB), Ariba (acquired by SAP), Altiris (acquired by Symantec), BlueCoat Systems (formerly CacheFlow), C|NET, eHarmony, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), Encompass (acquired by Yahoo!), EXE Technologies (acquired by SSA Global), Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), LinkedIn, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), ONYX Software (NASDAQ: ONXS), Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON), Prodege (parent company of Swagbucks & acquired by a private equity firm), RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK), Rover (NASDAQ: ROVR), Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), SpringStreet (acquired by Homestore.com), Strava, TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT), Toast (NYSE: TOST), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), Vacationspot.com (acquired by Expedia), Viant (acquired by iXL), and Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG). Jay has been recognized numerous times by Forbes on its Midas List as one of the industry’s top technology investors.

Interests

Jay is on the Investment Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan and the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University.

Education

Jay received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.


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