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Caroline Jacobs is a Manager at UTA Ventures, the venture arm of United Talent Agency. Working across media, consumer products and experiences, UTA Ventures both builds and invests in businesses. UTA Ventures works across the agency and with our clients, and partners with visionary founders to manifest their ideas, fuel their passion, and grow their companies via a wide variety of business models. Ventures is also the early stage investment arm of UTA, co-investing with leading venture firms into a dynamic portfolio of growing companies. The UTA Ventures portfolio includes Masterclass, Lyft, PlutoTV, AwesomenessTV, Stem, Pocket.Watch and many more. An ambitious investor in LA's entrepreneurial ecosystem, Caroline often speaks on Women in VC panels and co-founded the Such A Pitch newsletter about startups and investing (join hundreds of VC subscribers at suchapitch.co). Prior to UTA Ventures, Caroline spent time at BAM Ventures, Accenture, and the DC Independent Film Festival. Caroline holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
Current: TMT Late Stage Growth Investor TMT Investment Banker Lived in London, Los Angeles and NYC with investment banking, ecommerce startups, film and media, (e)sports and technology venture capital experience. UK/USA network and experience across marketing, strategy, operations and finance and data analytics Work on M&A and distressed / restructuring deals Speaker at "Digital Hollywood" in 2015, 2017, 2018 on Virtual/Augmented Reality Specialist in frontier media technologies including VR/AR Film background and I am a BAFTA LA Scholar 2016 & BAFTA LA Newcomer 2015.
VC focused on investments across fintech, commerce and consumer technology. Seed-early growth.