The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Jake Hansen, a former investment banker with BMO Capital Markets, transitioned into venture capital in 2019. An associate at the San Francisco-based Princeville Capital, Jake led the sourcing and diligence efforts for investments in growth-stage e-commerce, finance, and climate technology companies around the world. During his tenure with Princeville, Jake observed the boards of now publicly traded companies, Remitly Global (NAS:RELY), Volta Charging (acquired by Shell, NYSE:SHEL), and Ozon (NAS:OZON).
Since joining the Mercato investment team in 2021, Jake has helped advance the strategic guidance, governance, and harvest preparation activities provided to our portfolio companies. In addition to leading pre-investment diligence efforts, he currently observes the Lambda, MNTN, and Lendio boards, and is investing in the South, Southeast, and Pacific Northwest.
Jake earned a B.S. in management from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship.