Managing Director, PEER Venture Partners
Jared Hutchings – is an entrepreneur and investor based in Palo Alto, CA. In 2001 Jared founded the University Venture Fund, the first student managed venture capital fund to raise capital from limited partners. The inaugural $18M fund was anchored by UBS, Morgan Stanley and venture capitalist Tim Draper after receiving an initial grant from entrepreneur James Sorenson.
In 2008 Jared co-founded PEER Venture Partners with Mark Campbell and veteran silicon valley venture capitalist Donald L. Lucas. PEER is focused on investing in blockchain at both a protocol level as well as venture equities and hosts an annual crypto event called PEER Summit (peersummit.co). Jared is also passionate about sustainable food, energy and enjoys writing music.