Jake is on the investment team at Relay Ventures. He is responsible for seeking out new innovative companies with remarkable teams that are creating meaningful change in their industry.
Prior to joining the team in 2015, Jake attended the Rotman School of Management full-time MBA program, with a concentration on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. At the Rotman school, he was actively involved with all things startup and venture related, including being a member of the Creative Destruction Lab and VP of the Rotman Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association.
Previous to Rotman, Jake was a Global Brand Manager at Spin Master, a Toronto-based children’s entertainment company. At Spin Master, he was responsible for managing the product development, distribution, and marketing for the Tech brand portfolio. Many of these brands were designed to bridge the gap between physical and digital play by bringing toys to life through smart devices.
Jake has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and a BA from McGill University. Jake is based in Toronto.