Sam Jakola
/    Partner, Head of Early Stage Venture

Sam has helped grow companies over the last 15+ years.  He leads the firm’s early-stage venture practice and has a specific interest in companies who are seed through series B.  Sam also focuses on go-to-market roles, including sales, marketing, and customer success.

Prior to joining True, Sam worked for over four years in early-stage startups in the Bay Area.  During this time he led talent acquisition for a seed-backed video ad platform who quadrupled headcount over a 14 month period.  Prior to that, he hired 30+ senior sales execs/leaders for a digital marketing SaaS company and sold enterprise software.

Sam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Oregon.  He’s a huge Ducks fan and has traveled to Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, and Tennessee to watch them soar.

Previously led talent acquisition for a video advertising company that grew from 23 to 88 in 13 months
Hails from Portland, Oregon
Has traveled to seven states to support his favorite college football team, the Oregon Ducks