This week’s hot seat episode is with Jesse Wedler, General Partner of CapitalG, the independent growth fund of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
Join podcast co-host Christen Kelley as she asks Jesse rapid-fire questions to give you a sneak peek into some fun facts about Jesse before the full-length episode is released.
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About the Guest
Jesse Wedler joined Alphabet's independent growth fund, CapitalG, shortly after it was founded in 2013. He started out as an MBA intern, grew with the firm and over time rose to become a general partner. In his nine years at the venture firm, Jesse has played an instrumental role in many of CapitalG's most important investments, from Airbnb, Duolingo and Gusto to Looker, UiPath and Unqork. He is currently focused on B2B fintech, including identity verification and the infrastructure necessary to digitize industries such as insurance, banking, and capital markets. He led CapitalG’s investments in ID.me, MANTL, Notarize, Applied Systems, Everlaw, Duck Creek, and Coupa and sits on several company boards. Previously, Jesse worked at TPG and in the technology group at Goldman Sachs. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys gardening, DIY projects, refurbishing boats and spending time on the water with his friends and family. He lives in Lafayette, California with his wife and two children.