Jason Seats is the Chief Investment Officer of Techstars. As CIO, Jason manages the global equity and investment strategy of Techstars. He is a General Partner in Techstars√¢¬Ä¬ô Venture Funds, and before these roles was a Managing Director for Techstars in Texas.
Jason is an inaugural member of the Securities and Exchange Commission√¢¬Ä¬ôs Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, which provides advice and recommendations on Commission rules, regulations, and policy matters related to small businesses and startups. He also serves on the board of The Center for American Entrepreneurship, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) policy and advocacy organization whose mission is to engage and educate policymakers about the critical importance of entrepreneurs to innovation, economic growth, and job creation.
Before becoming an investor, Jason was an entrepreneur and founder of a cloud computing company called Slicehost, which was acquired by Rackspace in 2008. He started his career as an engineer and received a B.S. in both Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Saint Louis University.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jason is a graduate of Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. He holds bachelor's degrees in both electrical engineering and computer science. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife of 16 years and their two children.
Jason is a member of Class 21 and served his fellowship at Techstars under the mentorship of Managing Partner Mark Solon.
He is a mentor for Peter Teneriello (Class 24) and Ty Findley (Class 25).