Meet the VC: Jamie Hanson, Senior Associate at PAX Momentum
October 11, 2023
Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Jamie Hanson, of PAX Momentum to discuss fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more, with our partners Rippling, Stifel Bank and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
About Jamie Hanson
Jamie has worked part-time with PAX for several years, finally joining full-time at the beginning of 2023. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Economics. While he loves working with founders and connecting with the Venture Capital community, Jamie directs investor outreach with PAX.
An East Coast native living in Salt Lake City, UT, Jamie loves being outdoors, primarily rock climbing along the Wasatch Range. He also enjoys reading books on history (the denser the better), snowboarding in the winter, and playing chess.
About PAX Momentum
PAX Momentum fuels remarkable startups with pre-seed funding and B2B sales training. They invest $125k per company and help founders build a scalable, repeatable sales process. PAX has invested in 50 companies across many verticals with a focus on B2B SaaS and climatetech.
Learn more at https://www.paxmv.vc/.
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Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR, IT, and Finance — payroll, benefits, expenses, corporate cards, computers, apps, and more — in one unified workforce platform. By connecting every workforce system to a single source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can just click a button and set up a new employees’ payroll, health insurance, corporate card, work computer, and third-party apps — like Slack, Zoom, and Office 365 — all within 90 seconds. Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $700M from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, and Bedrock—and was named one of America’s best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500) and the #1 fastest-growing private company in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.
Learn more at https://www.rippling.com/.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. Our distinguished international roster of clients spans a wide variety of industries, including information technology, life sciences, energy and clean technology, social and traditional media, communications, retail, and financial services.
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