Jesse F Devitte

Borealis Ventures

Co-Founder, Managing Director

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Jesse is a co-founder of Borealis Ventures and the firm’s Built Environment Investment Lead.

He leverages his hands-on operating experience and industry contacts to source and nurture innovative companies applying technology to design, build and improve our world. Currently he also manages the firm’s involvement with Builtr Labs, Courbanize, Flux and Newforma.

Previously he led Borealis’ investments in Envista Software (acquired by Accela), Handmark (acquired by Sprint), IrisMaps (acquired by OmniEarth), Scribe Software (acquired by The Mustang Group), SketchUp (acquired by Google), SpaceClaim (acquired by ANSYS), TinkerCad (acquired by Autodesk) and VICO Software (acquired by Trimble).

Prior to co-founding Borealis Ventures, Jesse served as an executive in two public application software companies – Softdesk EVP/President and as the first Autodesk VP of AEC.

He graduated with Distinction from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and completed his military service as a member of the White House Communications Agency.

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