Jacob is a Managing Director at Shasta VC. He has 15 years of experience building technology startups – both as a venture capital partner and as an entrepreneur. He is a serial founder who most recently built an AI-powered software platform for the M&A industry called Exitround. Previously, he built out a B2B developer platform program at Microsoft called BizSpark. At Shasta, Jacob focuses on investments in SaaS applications broadly, with a particular focus on Applied Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University. Jacob is a Kauffman Fellow alumnus of Class 22, and is a co-founding Board Member of LatinxVC, which enables career development of Latinos and Latinas in Venture Capital.