Jake Gibson

Jake Gibson

Co-Founder & Partner

Jake Gibson

Favorite Book

I read a lot… so the answer here has a tendency to change pretty frequently. I tend to read books in clusters by themes though, and one of my favorite themes is complexity theory, which has given me an interesting mental model of how the world works in nonlinear ways.  I like Chaos by James Gleick and Complexity by Mitchell Waldrop

Favorite Quote

I actually have this one tattooed on my ribs:

"There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming"


And my close second would be:

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it"

Steve Prefontaine

Why Fintech?

If you want to create consumer surplus and improve economic outcomes around the world, I can't think of a bigger level than financial services


Two bachelor's degrees from MIT, in Math and Management Science (focusing on Quantitative Finance). 6 years on Wall Street as an interest rate derivatives trader, 4 years building NerdWallet, and then 5 years as a full-time angel investor

Outside of Work

👟 Running, 🏋🏻 Gym, 🤸 Yoga