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Claude de Jocas

Vice President

“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


Portfolio Companies

Claude currently serves on the Board of Super73. She is a Board Observer for Burst Oral Care, Sensible Care, and US Mobile. 

Claude's Bio

Claude is a Vice President on Volition Capital’s Internet and Consumer investment team. She joined Volition in 2019 and focuses on investments in direct-to-consumer products, tech-enabled services, and marketplaces, with sector interests in beauty and wellness, age tech, and healthcare.



  • Claude started her career in New York City at L2 Inc. 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.
  • While at L2, Claude partnered on digital strategy initiatives with Fortune 500 consumer companies ranging from Nike to Estée Lauder Companies and helped  management teams accelerate their businesses’ growth via e-commerce.
  • Before Volition, Claude interned during her MBA summer at Bullish, a seed fund that’s backed direct-to-consumer disruptors, including Peloton, Harry’s, Warby Parker, and Casper.
  • Claude holds a BA from Yale in Economics and Environmental Studies and an MBA from Harvard Business School.



  • She was born in Abu Dhabi (she’s happy to tell that story!) and raised in Toronto. Her sports loyalties are a hybrid of places she’s called home over the years – she’s a longtime Raptors fan and an emerging Red Sox fan.
  • She was a competitive gymnast in high school and college, but if you meet her, you’ll be surprised to hear it. At 5’7”, she’s tall for a gymnast. Her specialty was the uneven bars.
  • Her favorite way to spend time outdoors is road biking, followed closely by snowboarding. One of her favorite possessions is her Canyon road bike (great DTC disruptor brand!).
  • Claude reads The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt over Thanksgiving every year.


“I love meeting with founders that have a deeply personal reason for starting their company. These are the leadership teams that have identified a truly broken customer journey and set out to make things better. These are businesses that are equal parts economics and empathy – how could you not want to help advance that goal?

I’ve spent a lot of time in previous roles advising CEOs at incumbent firms on how to guard against ‘disruption.’ I was way more excited about better understanding the disruptors and helping them to win! I was drawn to growth equity investing because we are lucky enough to partner with scrappy firms who are making an outsized impact (and keeping the old guard up at night).”


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