Jason Babcoke

Jason Babcoke

Managing Director

Jason Babcoke is a Co-Founder and Managing Director. As an operator, Jason was the Director of Engineering for Angstron Systems, a venture-backed startup he helped lead to a successful acquisition and he holds six issued patents. As an investor, Jason focuses on growth-oriented investments including Talend (IPO), Blackline (IPO), Buildium (Acquired), Tasktop (Acquired), Snow Software, Criteria and Loopio.

Jason Babcoke is a Co-Founder and Managing Director. As an operator, Jason was the Director of Engineering for Angstron Systems, a venture-backed startup he helped lead to a successful acquisition and he holds six issued patents. As an investor, Jason focuses on growth-oriented investments including Talend (IPO), Blackline (IPO), Buildium (Acquired), Tasktop (Acquired), Snow Software, Criteria and Loopio.

Q&A

What attributes do you admire most in an executive?

Passion and ambition for product and category leadership coupled with an inclusive leadership style.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Working with founders and executives on the day-to-day challenges of scaling product-led companies into category leaders.

What’s the advice you’ve ever been given?

“Challenging traits children present today will likely serve them later in life”

Portfolio Highlights

“Working with Jason has been one of the most productive and rewarding experiences of my career. His guidance, support and intellectual torque will amplify the vision and outcome for any founder fortune enough to team up with Jason and Sumeru.”

Mik Kersten, Founder and CEO of Tasktop

“Jason is an incredible partner that works hard for founders and their companies. He understands the complexity and personal challenges associated with scaling a high growth business and brings this empathy to the table in every interaction. His deep experience also shines through when tackling any organizational challenge. I look forward to every conversation with Jason because I know I'll walk away with value and wisdom.”

Zak Hemraj, Founder and CEO of Loopio

Biography

At Sumeru

  • Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Focused on investments in B2B software

Prior Experience

  • Silver Lake Sumeru
  • Symphony Technology Group
  • Angstron Systems

Education

  • Harvard Business School, MBA
  • Stanford University, MS, Management Science and Engineering
  • University of California, Berkeley, BS Mechanical Engineering