Dec 21, 2022
Jake Medwell and Joe Lynch discuss the 8VC story. Jake is a Founding Partner at 8VC, an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Austin, TX with offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston.
Jake is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has spent his life building and scaling companies. He is a co-founder and partner at 8VC, a 6B AUM venture capital fund based in Austin, TX. 8VC is the leading logistics tech investing firm and has led deals in Project 44, Deliverr, Platform Science, FlexPort, FreightWaves, Motive, Trackonomy, The Boring Company, Outrider, and others. Prior to 8VC, he founded Humin (Acq. Tinder/IAC), a consumer mobile software company where he built the engineering team and led growth. Jake also co-founded The Kairos Society, where he sits on the Board of Directors. While in college, he founded Solé Bicycle Co. (Acq.) and grew it into an industry leader. Most recently he co-founded Operation Masks with partner Drew Oetting to help bring PPE to medical workers on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. Jake serves as an advisor and board member to a wide range of companies and nonprofits. Jake graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011, where he has been lecturing on entrepreneurship and technology for the last decade.
8VC is an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Austin, TX with offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. 8VC partner with entrepreneurs to build technology platforms that create long-term economic and societal value. 8VC was built by a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and philosophers who value operating experience and action, as well as new ideas and creative theories. The partners have a proven track-record as founders of successful companies including Palantir, Addepar, Affinity and OpenGov, among others. The firm invest primarily in smart enterprise platforms across industries including financial services, healthcare, logistics and others, and Bio-IT. For more information, please visit https://8vc.com
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