Jake Seid

Jake Seid

Founding Partner

"The experience I have as both an investor and operator helps me add unique value to the founders I work with, and I do it with the deep empathy of having been in their shoes."
Jake Seid Flashback - Ballistic Ventures

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PC Week circa — 1991

Backstory

Jake has a unique combination of operating and investing experience, which supports founders as they grow their businesses. Previously, as sole founder of Stone Bridge Ventures, 12 of his early-stage investments grew to become unicorn companies. Prior to that, he was president of TenX/Auction. With 800 people in his reporting org, he grew the real estate-focused transactional online marketplace to be the industry’s leading platform. The company was acquired for $1.6B. Jake started his tenure in venture capital as a member of the team that launched Lightspeed Venture Partners and became a key Managing Director helping drive the firm’s early growth. Early on, he was a Cisco product lead for the team that commercialized broadband technology, helping the group grow from startup to a $1B revenue run rate in 2 years and drove many important cybersecurity-focused innovations into his products. He holds an SB in Electrical Engineering and an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. At MIT, he was awarded the Karly Taylor Compton Prize, the highest honor given to a student. He is a long-serving board member of the MIT Club of Northern California. In 2009, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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PC Week circa — 1991

Fun fact

Taking the long but rewarding journey of learning Jiu Jitsu.

Founder's experience

“Jake invested in us early and has been a phenomenally high-impact, high-value investor. He’s a deeply valued, strategic-thought partner and has also driven high-impact customer and talent introductions.”

Founder's experience

“Jake is hands-down one of the most helpful investors in Cresta. The exact opposite of the ‘let me know how I can be helpful’ VC trope. He is proactive and makes stuff happen.”

Founder's experience

“Jake has been incredibly helpful to Brex over the years. He was one of our earliest investors and, years later, is incredibly proactive to offer help and actually gets shit done.”

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Evan Reiser

Founder and CEO, Abnormal Security
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Zayd Enam

Co-founder and CEO, Cresta.ai
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Henrique Dubugras

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Brex

Investments at Ballistic

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Founded, funded, or operated prior to Ballistic

  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement President
  • Outcome Acquired by TH Lee Partners for $1.6B
  • Partnered in 2011
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome BLND
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2019
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2019
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome DOMA
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Acquired by IBM
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Investor
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  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Investor
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  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome OPEN
  • Partnered in 2016
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2016
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Acquired by UPST
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2016
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
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  • Engagement Investor
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  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Investor
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  • Partnered in 2019
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  • Engagement Investor
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  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Investor
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  • Partnered in 2019
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  • Engagement Investor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2012
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