The Right skill set

Peg Jackson

Venture Partner

Peg joined the Cava Capital team in 2010 and led our investment at LocalResponse, Inc., where she holds a board position. Peg is a Managing Director at Gridley & Company and brings a tremendous background of investing and operating expertise from over 15 years at NeoCarta Ventures, NBC and Reuters. Peg was a Managing Director at Neocarta Ventures from 2000-2010. Her primary responsibilities included investing in the technology sector and managing the portfolio. She was on the board of Cendura, Datasynapse, Myrio, Silverpop and Zoom Systems. Her successful exits include Myrio (acquired by Siemens), Cendura (acquired by Computer Associates) and Datasynapse (acquired by Tibco).

Prior to joining NeoCarta Ventures, Peg was Vice President of Business Development at NBC. She joined NBC in 1996, where she made investments in technology and consumer internet companies including TiVo (TIVO), Preview Travel (acquired by Microsoft), Whowhere (acquired by Lycos), Wink (acquired by Liberty), (MAIL), Sandpiper (acquired by Digital Island), Loudeye (LOUD) and Net2phone (NTOP). In addition, she managed a production group that developed NBC’s interactive TV programming. Prior to NBC, Jackson worked in the business development group at Reuters New Media, Inc., where she managed new acquisition and joint venture projects. Peg was also employed as a Media Analyst for the Toronto Dominion Bank.

Peg is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and is a published author. Recent speaking engagements include Consumer Electronics Show 2010, Digital Hollywood Spring/Fall, and Enterprise Software Outlook. In 2006, Aspatore Books published her title, Internet Venture Capital: Leading Venture Capitalists on How to Find, Manage, and Exit Successful Investments in Internet Technology. Peg received a BA in Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University. Peg is married with three children and enjoys sailing, skiing and cooking.