Claude De Jocas,
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” ― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Consumer and Internet investing and portfolio company support
Claude joined Volition Capital in 2019 to further strengthen the digital expertise on our Consumer and Internet investing team.
Interned during my MBA summer at Bullish, a seed fund that’s backed direct-to-consumer disruptors including Peloton, Harry’s, Warby Parker and Casper.
Started my career in New York City at L2 and rode the roller coaster of joining an early-stage team (>20 employees) all the way to being acquired by Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) five years later.
Partnered on digital strategy initiatives while at L2 with Fortune 500 consumer companies ranging from Nike to Estée Lauder Companies, helping management teams to accelerate the growth of their businesses via e-commerce.
Hold a BA from Yale in Economics and Environmental Studies, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT claude
I was born in Abu Dhabi (happy to tell that story!) and raised in Toronto. My sports loyalties are a hybrid of places I’ve called home over the years – longtime Raptors fan, emerging Red Sox fan.
I was a competitive gymnast in high school and college, but if we meet, you’ll be surprised to hear it. At 5’7”, I’m tall for a gymnast. My specialty was the uneven bars.
My favorite way to spend time outdoors is road biking, followed closely by snowboarding. My Canyon road bike (great DTC disruptor brand!) is amongst my favorite possessions.
I read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt over Thanksgiving every year.