Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Jake was an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he focused on companies across the TMT and Consumer/Retail sectors. Jake joined Goldman Sachs after graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, holding distinction honors in each. In parallel with his studies at Duke, Jake worked at Cisco Systems in Business Strategy and Software Engineering. Prior to this, Jake studied Computer Science at Stanford University for several years as a pre-matriculation student.
Jake also serves as an associate on the board of Prep for Prep, a 501(c)3 dedicated to helping empower underserved youth through education opportunities. In his free time, Jake enjoys programming apps, playing the piano, and taking underwater photography while scuba diving.