Venture Capitalist

Jay Baer invests in approximately four startups per year, and advises several others on an ad hoc basis. On Angel List:

As of December 2012, Jay was ranked as the 19th most influential tech investor on Twitter. Behind Mark Cuban, but ahead of the CEOs of Twitter and Google.

Current portfolio:

Addvocate (employee activation in social) – board member
Anametrix (real-time, convergence analytics) – advisor
Breather (quiet, private space on demand)
Buffer (social scheduling)
Captora (marketing lead acceleration software)
Command Post (social marketing intelligence)
Fetchback (banner ad retargeting) – sold to eBay
Gravity Ventures (early stage investment fund) – member
Green Nurture (crowd sourced sustainability)
Insurance Thought Leadership (conversation and community in insurance industry) – advisor (exceptionally easy-to-use online training and classes)
Little Bird (instant online influencer research)
RivalIQ (social/content competitive analysis and tracking)
RunUp Labs (incubator for travel-related mobile apps) – – advisor
Schwaag (connecting influencers with product)
Senestech (safe sterilization of rats and other pests)
SproutBox (idea stage incubator)
Swappow (peer-to-peer gear sharing and swapping for action sports) – advisor
Uberflip (social content, blog and content resources aggregation tool)
Unified Social (social marketing and ad platform)