Experienced operators that have led teams through go-to-market, product expansion, and transformational growth opportunities (M&A, spin-offs)
Deep network of industry confidants within Big Tech, early-stage startups, and the VC community
Strong pattern recognition that have made over 50 investments within fintech and commerce enablement
Multi-stage experience deploying over $20B in capital across seed to late-stage rounds, individual and company secondaries, PIPEs, transformational and roll-up M&A deals, and LP secondaries
Deep sector focus with 20+ years of collective experience looking at companies across the Fintech and commerce enablement landscape
Jeremy has had a passion for technology since he was a young child growing up in Northeast Ohio. Whether it was coding his first screensaver in fifth grade or developing an enterprise sales workflow for his father's manufacturing company during his senior year of high school, he has always gravitated towards emerging and disruptive technologies.
Prior to Infinity, Jeremy spent nearly a decade at PayPal in a plethora of deal-related and operating roles, including M&A, PayPal Ventures, Global Pricing, Finance, Partnerships, Product and Engineering. He was responsible for a number of transformative acquisitions, including Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, Paydiant, Hyperwallet, Swift Financial, iZettle, Go Pay and Honey.
Also, Jeremy was the co-founder of PayPal Ventures and led the venture investments into Plaid, PPRO, Toss, Tink, Acorns, etc. and the growth equity investments into Mercadolivre, Uber, Pine Labs and Go-Jek. Prior to PayPal, he was the Head of M&A at Sabre Holdings and an investment banker at JP Morgan.
Jeremy’s decade of operating and investing experience in financial services combined with his natural curiosity to learn more, has propelled him to spend the remainder of his professional career investing into and advising the next generation of fintech entrepreneurs and infrastructure.
In his free time, he loves working on his side project, Noble Goat Farm, with his wife and two daughters. Besides being a part-time farmer, he is also an avid golfer and trail runner.
First big purchase: A 1995 Ford Mustang once I turned 17. I ran this car into the ground across high school and college. It got so bad, my friends started calling it the “Rustang.”
Jay has had a passion for launching, growing and investing in businesses since high school. Whether it was running his own lawn care business to help pay for college or investing whatever little money he had in startups in college, Jay has loved being a part of the entrepreneurial journey.
Prior to Infinity, Jay ran the day-to-day of PayPal Ventures and worked on deals with Olo, Extend, Cameo, Happy Returns, Chargehound, Even, Dosh, Codat, Go-jek, TRM Labs, Paxos, TaxBit and Talos. Before PayPal, Jay led M&A at Yelp, where he worked on the acquisition of Eat24 and eventually became GM of Online Ordering for all of Yelp. Prior to Yelp, he was an associate at Industry Ventures, did corporate development at Sabre, and began his career in investment banking at Cogent Partners.
Jay’s combination of investing and operating experience has helped him become an expert in operations, scaling, and strategy. His time on both sides of the table have helped inform the advice he gives founders; having both the empathy for entrepreneurs and the experience of a seasoned investor to help navigate ever-changing business environments
In his free time, he loves playing with his two daughters, watching the Falcons break his heart every Sunday, going to Warriors games, and enjoying time with friends.
First big purchase: I’ve never been one to spend a lot on “things”, but certainly have spent on experiences. One of my most memorable purchases was tickets to Super Bowl LI, where my beloved Falcons gave up a massive lead in historic fashion to lose to the Patriots. I still dream about that game on a weekly basis… I’m not sure what that says about me, but it’s true.
Mario started his first company in middle school, an online sneaker reselling business (before StockX and GOAT), and sold over 1K pairs of sneakers in 7 years, paying for his entire college education from the profits. He learned a lot about the antiquated commerce process through this experience including payments, fulfillment/logistics, and customer support. His entrepreneurial mindset makes him an ideal investor, helping founders navigate challenges and develop their businesses.
Previously, Mario was a venture investor at PayPal Ventures and Dorm Room Fund, and a growth equity investor at Napier Park Global Capital. Mario started his career as an investment banking Analyst and Associate at Barclays in New York.
Alongside his investment work, Mario is a vocal supporter and proponent of diversity, equity & inclusion within venture capital and entrepreneurship. While at PayPal, he conceptualized and led PayPal’s fund investments into 19 underrepresented fund managers and co-founded Dorm Room Fund’s Blueprint Track to support aspiring BIPOC founders and investors.
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Mario received his BBA from Baruch College and his MBA from the Yale School of Management. When he’s not working, he’s hunting down the best coffee shops to read books (but doesn’t drink coffee) and lurking on Discord channels.
First big purchase: Leading up to the release of the Sega Dreamcast on 9/9/99, I saved up for nearly a year to buy the console on its release date. Less than two years later, Sega discontinued the console which taught me a hard lesson about the hype cycle. RIP Sega Dreamcast.
Raised on a farm in rural Idaho, Levi is a self-taught, serial entrepreneur who has started businesses in the manufacturing, franchising and retail financing spaces (and invested in many more). During this time, he had to work to overcome the same issues faced by most small business owners – access to capital, financing, and marketplace credibility. After getting a handle on how business credit works, Levi was able to get business loans and financing more than 30 times – he brings this experience to the Infinity Ventures team and portfolio.
He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Nav, helping small businesses access capital and make informed financial decisions. Prior to starting Nav, he co-founded Lendio, a business financing marketplace that links commercial lenders and small business owners. While at Lendio, Levi saw too many applicants get denied for financing or only get approved for financing they couldn’t afford. He realized someone needed to help business owners become better-qualified applicants, which led him to start Nav.
When not running a company or investing, you may not be able to find him as he’s either traveling the globe (he hopes to make it to every country and has been to 90 so far) or he’s spending time with his wife and six daughters.
First big purchase: The original Nintendo. It came with two games; I played Super Mario Brothers for 6 hours, beat the game, and sold it to my brother. I’ve never played games on any gaming device since.