Jacob (Jake) Lefker

Principal, Inicio Ventures

He conducts introductory calls, leads industry research, models valuations, and writes investment memos with his recommendation rationale. He also manages the Venture Fellows. 

In 2022, Jake graduated with his MBA from USC Marshall. Before graduate school, Jake served as Director of Community Engagement at North Shore CDC – an affordable housing nonprofit in Salem, MA – where he directed a small business consulting program, assisting BIPOC-owned, immigrant-owned, and women-owned small businesses. Prior to that, at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, he co-launched a credit coaching program for low-income community college students.

When not working, you can find Jake on the soccer field, basketball court, dance floor, and hiking mountains!