Jake Saper / Principal
Jake is a Principal with Emergence Capital and a Kauffman Fellow. Jake leads Emergence’s Natural Resources Cloud practice and is passionate about bringing the benefits of the cloud to industries operating in the physical environment. He’s also excited about the role machine learning will play in improving how we work.
Jake currently serves as a Board Observer at Comfy, DroneDeploy, Guru, Textio, and Augmedix.
Prior to investing, Jake led international business development at Astonfield Renewables, a startup focused on developing utility-scale solar power plants in emerging markets. He helped grow the firm from pre-revenue to owner/operator of $75M in assets. Jake began his career in management consulting at Katzenbach Partners (acquired by Booz & Co).
Jake earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Jake also earned an MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford.
Jake loves antique swords and musical parodies.
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