Jacob Shea

Structure Capital

Jacob has spent his career focused on the interchange of technology, marketing, and business. Jacob has been coding for 20+ years, and continues to parachute in with startups to advice on platforms and technology. Hired at 19 as a programmer at Dell Computers in Austin, he worked on the largest eCommerce store in the world, while at Dell for 3 years. He then started a tech consulting firm building enterprise software for 7 years advising Dell and their teams on platforms, application development, big data and logistics. Moving to San Diego he co-founded a Digital Agency building digital products and campaigns for big brands such as Yahoo Sports, Qualcomm, NFL, Comcast, etc.

After selling the agency, he played leadership roles in technology and advisory roles for Dell, NASCAR, F1, NFL, Qualcomm and Pixar. He currently is an advisor to brands and early growth-stage companies, angel investor, and he first joined as a Director, Portfolio and LP Community, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Structure Capital, and now is a Partner for the fund. Jacob stepped in as Chief Technology Officer for Copia during the Y-Combinator W’16 batch, a portfolio company. Jacob proudly has a daughter in tech, currently in University studying Computer Science and Mathematics.