We could just mention that Jake holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, and an M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, where he earned the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, the highest honor given to an MIT student.
And leave it at that.
We could talk about Jake's seven years of venture capital experience. And the 20 plus investments he worked on at Lightspeed, across mobile (Rhythm New Media, Icebreaker), Internet (Kosmix, TheFind, TutorVista, StyleHive), systems (Aerohive, Identity Engines), software (Personeta, Sailpoint, Skybox) and components (SiPort, Unity).
(And, leave you gasping for more.)
We could toss you tidbits about how he co-leads Lightspeed's India initiative, and the firm's involvement in the Lightspeed-Gemini Internet Lab.
(And hold our peace.)
We could dazzle you with the details of his stints at Cisco Systems, and Boston Technology (Comverse), in Tokyo.
(And let his "Best of Show" and "Best Networking Hardware" at Comdex'99, speak for themselves.)
We could casually tell you Jake serves on the Board of the MIT-Stanford Venture Lab, and the Venture Capital Advisory Board for the Fabless Semiconductor Association.
(And that would be all we'd really need to say.)
We could, in other words, have cut this really, really short. And had you impressed by Jake in a zillion different ways. Instead, we'll just say that Jake Seid is on our board. (And ask you to fasten your seatbelts.)
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