Jake Colognesi, Principal
Jake focuses on investment opportunities in software and technology-enabled services for Volition and was actively involved in the firm's investments in Bombfell, Broker Genius, JazzHR, LoanLogics, and MessagePoint. Jake was previously involved with Chewy (acquired by Petsmart) and VisualIQ (acquired by Nielsen). Prior to joining the firm in July 2011, Jake spent two years in the woods of Hanover, NH attending the Tuck School of Business. Before attending Tuck, Jake worked as an Associate for Fidelity Ventures helping to execute the firm’s investments in GeoLearning and Vibes Media as well as source new investment leads. GeoLearning, a learning management software company, was acquired by SumTotal in January 2011. Vibes Media, a mobile marketing software company, is in Volition’s current portfolio.
Prior to working at Fidelity Ventures, Jake was an Analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group at Cowen and Company where he helped to execute public and private equity offerings as well as M&A transactions.
Jake received a BA in Economics from Colby College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.