Jason Spievak is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Entrada Ventures.
Jason’s career as an investor and founder spans three decades and a broad range of technologies from agricultural sciences to virtual reality.
Jason is a seed investor and board member of Apeel Sciences and also served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. Apeel is backed by Upfront Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Viking Global. Jason is also a member of the teaching faculty in UCSB’s Technology Management Program and has coached dozens of teams through the UCSB New Venture Competition.
Prior to Apeel, Jason was the CEO and co-founder of Invoca, which is backed by Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Salesforce.com. Prior to founding Invoca, Jason was a Director and Chief Financial Officer at CallWave, where he led the company’s successful IPO. Prior to CallWave, Jason was Vice President of Technology M&A in Broadview’s Silicon Valley office, where he was the execution lead on more than $1.25 billion in successful transactions. Jason has also held product management roles with Nextel Communications and with Netopia, where he helped the company complete its successful IPO.
Jason earned his MBA from Northwestern University and his BA from UCSB. He is an active angel investor in dozens of companies and holds several patents in telecommunications, internet advertising, and microfluidics. Jason serves on multiple corporate boards and is active with several non-profit organizations and schools.
When he’s not helping to launch companies, you can find him on the beach, at the gym, or cheering at water polo matches all over Southern California. Jason and his family are working toward their goal of visiting every country in the world. Jason lives in Santa Barbara, CA with his college sweetheart, three awesome kids, and a puppy.