Norwest Venture Partners
As a part of Norwest Venture Partner’s Consumer Team, Jared focuses on early- to late-stage investments in the consumer space, including mobile, FinTech, digital health, and marketplaces. He sits on various boards, including those of Button, Glint, Honeybook, Modsy, and Talkspace.
Jared is a mentor at the Disney Accelerator, whose 3-month program focuses on startups with a vision of impacting the future of media and entertainment.
Jared’s career started on the operating side. His first position was in big media at Discovery Communications, where he focused on new media acquisition targets related to Discovery’s core content competencies. From there, Jared experienced big tech when he joined Google’s Content Acquisition team in Mountain View, California, where he worked to use Google’s products to syndicate major media companies’ content to Google’s users. He left Google to join VideoSurf, a video-search engine, as the first non-engineer hire. As VP of Business Development, he was responsible for the business and sales efforts until VideoSurf’s acquisition by Microsoft.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jared holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in international relations and public policy from Dartmouth College.
Jared has served as a director for the not-for-profit Breakthrough Silicon Valley, an organization dedicated to helping children become the first of their family to attend college.
A member of Class 22, Jared served his fellowship at Norwest Venture Partners. His mentor was Josh Stein (Class 9), Managing Partner at DFJ.