At Building Ventures, Jesse leverages his hands-on operating experience and industry contacts to source and nurture innovative companies applying technology to design, build, and improve our world. At Building Ventures, Jesse is a member of the Investment Committee. He currently manages the firm’s involvement with Builtr Labs, Courbanize, and Flux. In addition, he works closely with the teams at Blokable, Dandelion, Smartvid.io and Measurabl. Previously, he represented the firm’s investments in Assemble Systems (acquired by Autodesk), Newforma (acquired by Battery Ventures), Envista Software (acquired by Accela), Handmark (acquired by Sprint), IrisMaps (acquired by OmniEarth), Scribe Software (acquired by The Mustang Group), SketchUp (acquired by Google), SpaceClaim (acquired by ANSYS), TinkerCad (acquired by Autodesk) and VICO Software (acquired by Trimble).
Prior to co-founding Borealis Ventures, Jesse served as an executive in two public application software companies. He helped grow Softdesk from a New Hampshire start-up to a multinational public company and played an integral role in the sale of the business to Autodesk. While at Autodesk, Jesse led the integration of the two companies and served on the Autodesk executive staff as the Vice President and General Manager of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Division.
Jesse recently concluded his service as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and has served on numerous other non-profit boards. He graduated with Distinction from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and completed his military service as a member of the White House Communications Agency.