Jul 29, 2020
In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jake Moilanen, Austin General Partner at Seraph Group.
Located in Austin, Texas, Seraph Group brings together successful individuals who share a passion for investing in technology startups. Opportunists join Seraph for a managed and curated portfolio of 20+ companies, for the ability to co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis, and for the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs.
Seraph Group is an established investment firm providing qualified investors with an effective and economically efficient model to access a strategically-curated portfolio of early-stage companies in high-growth sectors in the U.S. They are currently fundraising and are focused on the Austin environment.
Jake is a serial technology entrepreneur turned investor. A technologist at heart, he has decades of experience from low-level hardware, to machine learning, to scaling super computers. He has used this experience to run all of product at multiple organizations. Additionally, he is a quantitative trader of the public markets, writing fully automated trading algorithms.
Jake completed a BS from the University of Michigan in Computer Science as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas where he specialized in New Venture Creation.
Since his last interview with Hall, Jake explains that the company has been spending a lot of time on quant. He also goes into some detail about the exciting discovery the company has recently made. Jake shares what he is passionate about and on the flip side, the sectors he avoids.
You can visit Seraph Group at www.seraphgroup.net.
Jake can be contacted via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jakemoilanen/, via Twitter at www.twitter.com/moilanen?lang=en, and via email at email@example.com.