Brian brings fifteen years of investment experience to the Forerunner team spread across two world-class firms, Accel and Battery Ventures. Between the two firms, he’s served on over two dozen boards. Notable investments include Anchor (acquired by Spotify), Away Travel, Bazaarvoice (IPO), BrightEdge, Coravin, Coupa (IPO), Dollar Shave Club, Gametime, HotelTonight (acquired by AirBnb), KeyMe, Insitu (acquired by Boeing), InstaEdu (acquired by Chegg), J. Hilburn, Narvar, Serena & Lily, Shift Technologies, Skullcandy (IPO), Represent (acquired by CustomInk) and TradeKing (acquired by Ally Financial).
Brian spent several years in operating roles before entering the venture capital industry, originally helping the founding teams at Matrics, Inc. (acquired by Motorola) and Compoze Software (acquired by Oracle) before spending three years at Bowstreet, where he was Director of West Coast Technical Sales before the Company was acquired by IBM. His professional career began while only a sophomore in college, when he was a web developer for Motorola Computer Group.
Brian has been named to the Skift30, recognizing the “top 30 movers and shakers in the online travel sector.” He has been included in the Forbes’ up-and-coming Midas List, the VC Draft: Hot Prospects, and the AlwaysOn Power Player in Mobile and Cloud Computing lists. Brian earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a Dual Concentration in Entrepreneurial Finance and Management.
One of the pioneers of Internet commerce, Jed has spent his 18-year career developing, advising and investing in early stage technology ventures. Recently, Jed also served on the Technology, Telecom & Media advisory group for President Barack Obama's campaign. Prior to joining Javelin Venture Partners, Jed was a Managing Director of DFJ Gotham Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York, where he was selected in the "Silicon Alley 100", an annual list of the most influential people in New York digital business, by the website Silicon Alley Insider. Prior to DFJ Gotham, Jed was the COO of Yamcon, the developer of the highly acclaimed "SkyScout", one of the best selling astronomy products of all time.