Jesse BeyrouteyNew York, New York, United States, United States
I’m a tech lover, neophile, aspiring entrepreneur, people-watcher, and film buff. Hoping to increase my mindfulness by writing down some thoughts. The title, Fare Forward, is a reference to my favorite poem: The Dry Salvages, by T.S. Eliot. More formally, I am a partner at IA Ventures and a graduate of the M&T program at Penn.
Nov 2011 - Current
IA is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm focused on companies that use data for competitive advantage. We're a close-knit partnership, based in NYC, with $475m under management across four funds. My active investments are Allma, Better Mortgage, Companion, Debtsy, DigitalOcean, Elements, Gauntlet, Headway, Height, Ironclad, Kalepa Insurance, Komodo Health, Kyklo, Point One Navigation, Proximo, Replay, Secure, Sight Machine, Simpl, Smylen, Stately, Strateos, TrueVault, Updater, Verge Genomics, and Wise (fka TransferWise). Former investments include Consumr (acquired by Purch), Lobe (acquired by Microsoft), Twice (acquired by eBay), and Unfolded (acquired by Foursquare).
University of PennsylvaniaM.Sc., Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton SchoolB.Sc. Economics, Marketing, Operations Management
University of PennsylvaniaB.Sc., Systems Engineering