Managing Director

Jed Katz

One of the true pioneers of online commerce, Jed has spent his career developing, advising and investing in early stage technology ventures, including founding four companies.  He is currently on the boards of Thumbtack, SmartAsset, HighArc, Fello, Landed, Arrive and Linqia, and is a board observer for MasterClass, Carbon Health and Homeward.  He was also appointed by President Biden to be on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Prior to forming Javelin Venture Partners, Jed was a Managing Director of DFJ Gotham Ventures in New York. Prior to DFJ Gotham, Jed was the COO of Yamcon, the developer of the highly acclaimed “SkyScout”, one of the best selling astronomy products of all time. Prior to Yamcon, Jed was the Founder and COO of Rent Net, the Internet’s first rental and relocation guide, which launched disruptive technology solutions that revolutionized the way real estate related advertising was done. Jed later used Rent Net as the foundation for the formation of, one of the Internet’s largest real estate sites. was ultimately acquired by Homestore.

Jed holds a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA and an M.B.A. from The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Price Fellowship from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  Jed is the father of 2 boys and a girl.