Venture Capitalist

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

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) http://addvocate.com - board member
Anametrix (real-time, convergence analytics) http://anametrix.com - advisor
Breather (quiet, private space on demand) http://breather.com
Buffer (social scheduling) http://bufferapp.com
Captora (marketing lead acceleration software) http://captora.com
Command Post (social marketing intelligence) http://getcommandpost.com
Fetchback (banner ad retargeting) – sold to eBay
Gravity Ventures (early stage investment fund) http://www.gravityventures.com – member
Green Nurture (crowd sourced sustainability) http://greennurture.com
Insurance Thought Leadership (conversation and community in insurance industry) http://www.insurancethoughtleadership.com - advisor
Lesson.ly (exceptionally easy-to-use online training and classes) http://lesson.ly
Little Bird (instant online influencer research) http://getlittlebird.com
RivalIQ (social/content competitive analysis and tracking) http://rivaliq.com
RunUp Labs (incubator for travel-related mobile apps) – http://runuplabs.com – advisor
Schwaag (connecting influencers with product) http://schwaag.com
Senestech (safe sterilization of rats and other pests) http://senestech.com
SproutBox (idea stage incubator) http://sproutbox.com
Swappow (peer-to-peer gear sharing and swapping for action sports) http://swappow.com – advisor
Unified Social (social marketing and ad platform) http://www.unifiedsocial.com