Jackson Cummings is Head of Diverse Investing at Wellington Management, where he will be focused on investing in Seed through Series B+ opportunities from founders who have been historically excluded from access to capital, as well as emerging fund managers.
Prior to joining Wellington, Jackson was an Investor at Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce's strategic investment arm that invests in innovative enterprise cloud companies, with 300+ portfolio companies across 20+ countries. While at Salesforce Ventures, Jackson has worked on or led 30+ investments including Forter, RunaHR, Ureeka, Sitetracker, Highspot, OwnBackup and BigID.
Previously, Jackson was an investor at Top Tier Capital Partners, a global venture-focused Fund of Funds, where he supported investments in fund managers as a Limited Partner, venture secondaries, and direct co-investments. While at Top Tier Capital Partners, Jackson worked to help develop and build an emerging micro-VC focused investment fund.
Jackson was recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for Ventures Capital in 2021, and in 2020 by HBCUvc for its venture capital focused 31 Under 31 List alongside other investors, fund managers, and organizational leaders. Jackson is also actively involved in the BLCK VC as a board member and Co-Creator of the Black Venture Institute.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jackson graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's of science in Science, Technology and Society and was a member of the football team. While at Stanford, Jackson was a running back and special teams member -successfully heading to four consecutive BCS bowl appearances including Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl victories.
Jackson lives in Oakland is passionate about supporting more diversity in tech and the broader VC community. He volunteers at organizations like The Hidden Genius Project and is actively advising underrepresented founders. In his spare time, you can find Jackson playing pickup basketball or discussing automotive design and engineering.
As a member of Class 25, Jackson is serving his fellowship at Salesforce Ventures under the mentorship of Elliott Robinson.