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Rutgers University, B.S. 2003
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Jay Levy

Jay Levy is a co-founder and partner of Zelkova Ventures. Jay focuses most of his time in working with the current portfolio company and looking at new investments in the software-as-a-service, internet media and green tech space.

Jay launched his entrepreneurial career while in High School with his first web-services firm, providing web development services to early stage companies. After high school, Jay moved to New Jersey to attend Rutgers University, where he studied Finance & Political Science. While at Rutgers he helped to launch UConnections.com an internet portal for college students merging the office campus community with the dorm.

While still in college Jay went to work for Morgan Stanley working on the development of their separately managing account business.

After leaving Morgan Stanley, Jay helped to launch MPI Professionals a New York based financial service consultancy which was later acquired by a publically traded multi-national.

More recently Jay was a founding partner of Trueview Services, an online monitoring solution targeted to the small business and residential market.

Jay has been a recipient of the Crain’s top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch in New York received the 40 under 40 Award from Westchester County. Jay currently resides in Manhattan and in his free time enjoys playing golf, tennis and running.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
GreenGoose! 2/2011Angel$100k2
The Shared Web 1/2011Convertible Note$225k9

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  1. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Gamification company GreenGoose raises $100k on stage at Launch Conference (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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