Jake Chapman


Jake is a technology optimist and believes that, while not perfect, technology holds the key to solving the greatest challenges faced by humankind and in so doing will generate great wealth. At Alpha Bridge, Jake focuses on companies working at the edge of technology in sectors like autonomy, robotics, space, advanced sensors, AI, synthetic biology and next generation foods.

Prior to Alpha Bridge Ventures Jake took a complete turn around the world of technology. He began his career as an attorney working for venture firms, where he quickly realized that he preferred being on the business side of transactions. After leaving the practice of law behind Jake took on operational and strategic roles in several startups before launching a couple companies of his own. After minor success as an inventor and founder Jake co-founded Gelt Venture capital where he lead seed-stage investments.

When not working with founders or researching new frontiers in technology Jake enjoys writing. He has been published in TechCrunch, WIRED, Forbes, Venture Beat, US News and World Reports among other publications. Jake is also a certified Sommelier, an amateur boxer and a former poker dealer.

Jake is a mentor at 500 Startups and Runway SF. He is also a featured judge on Season 2 of Gimlet’s “The Pitch” podcast which is distributed to hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs Nationwide.