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Jason Knaut

Jason Knaut


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Introduction to Python

Inquisitive analyst, forever asking 'Why?' to uncover the truth in data.

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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to ChatGPT


Introduction to Python

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

CFA Institute CFA

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

DataCamp | Dec 2022 - Present



First Round Fast Track | Sep 2021 - Present



Polywork | Oct 2019 - Dec 2022


A professional network backed by a16z and the founders of Stripe, YouTube, Twitch, PayPal VSCO, and Behance.
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NextGen Venture Partners | Sep 2016 - Aug 2022

Venture Partner

NextGen Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that is powered by a network of proven entrepreneurs and accomplished executives. Our network of startup investors are leaders in the entrepreneurial community who use their collective skills and connections to support the growth of our portfolio companies. Contributed to dozens of investment committees and due diligence reviews culminating in several Seed/Series A investments including Bungee Tech (CPG omnichannel market intelligence platform), Syncari (automated data management for customer data), and Unsupervised (data capitalization management platform).

Awari | Jun 2021 - Jun 2022


Edtech platform (YC W21) upskilling LatAm with cohort-based courses for in- demand skills like Data Science, UX/UI Design, and Web Development.

Caroo | Jan 2021 - Nov 2021

Interim President & Board Member


Kalo | May 2019 - Nov 2020

Interim COO

Executive with P&L responsibility for a contingent workforce SaaS and payments platform trusted by industry leaders including Airbnb, The Economist, IDEO, Group Nine Media, and Vox. Partnered with the Founder & CEO to successfully pivot the company to Polywork, a new professional social network backed by Andreessen Horowitz. Led strategic planning, finance, accounting, business operations, customer success, sales, marketing, people ops, and legal.

Duda | Sep 2015 - Sep 2018


Head of global finance, strategic planning, operations, and analytics for the leading SaaS web presence management platform for agencies, hosting companies, and online directories. Responsible for global operations— spanning offices in Palo Alto, Boulder, Tel Aviv, and London. Designing, deploying, and evolving the processes and organizational/data infrastructure to support sustained +50% annual revenue growth at scale. Key responsibilities include financial planning & analysis, business operations & strategy, marketing and sales analytics, business intelligence, investor relations, accounting, treasury, tax, HR, facilities, and legal.

Realtor.com | Jan 2015 - Mar 2014

VP Finance & Platform Monetization


Infusd | Nov 2011 - Feb 2014

Co-Founder, CPO & CTO

Co-founded a consumer internet company enabling professionals and organizations to showcase and explore content-rich portfolios of their insights and achievements. The Infusd platform unifies the extensive content fragmented across the web and disparate publishing platforms into comprehensive professional legacies.

Kikscore (acquired by Google) | May 2010 - Jun 2012


Advised an early-stage SMB e-commerce reputation management and data analytics company on structuring its channel partnership strategy, financial forecasting, fundraising, and the company's successful acquisition by Google.

Web.com | Jan 2011 - Nov 2011

Founder & Head of Corporate Venture Studio

Reported to the CEO on new market entry, innovation strategy, and growth strategy initiatives. Focused on incubating and launching startups within the larger organization with the goal of creating new long-term revenue growth platforms. CEO of incubated social media marketing SaaS platform SpokeSignal and customer feedback SaaS platform DoTell.

Web.com | Oct 2008 - Dec 2010

Director, Corporate Development & Strategy

divestitures, and joint ventures at a private equity-backed internet and technology services company. Responsible for the entire transaction lifecycle, including target sourcing and evaluation, financial modeling, due diligence, negotiation, and agreement drafting.

Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank | Aug 2007 - Oct 2008

Investment Banking Associate

Managed the day-to-day execution of IPOs, private equity placements, and M&A transactions for communication technology, consumer electronics, semiconductor, and software companies. Prepared M&A and financing models, drafted information memorandums, led diligence and document drafting calls, and supported senior bankers at all client meetings.

Harris Williams | Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Summer M&A Associate


Polaris | Oct 2002 - Aug 2005

Management Consultant


Accenture | Jan 2002 - Oct 2002

Software Engineer


My Education

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Master of Computer Science in Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | 2020
MBA in Finance & StrategyMIT Sloan School of Management | 2007
Bachelors of Science in Operations ResearchCornell University | 2002

About Me

Jason Knaut

COO/CFO @ high-growth tech ventures (from Series B to Post-IPO). Company builder. Numbers nerd. Lifelong coder. Aspiring ski bum.

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