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Peak State Ventures partners with visionary founders shaping the Future of Work

We believe the Technology is transforming the Future of Work and every industry will need to adapt or will be disrupted. Peak State backs companies making enterprises data driven and workforce agile. We support technological breakthroughs to compete in a new way and improve customary processes. Peak State invests more than just money – we are former entrepreneurs and operators that have been in the founders’ shoes and made multiple successful venture-backed exits in the past. We act as on-going value-add partner and guide founders to the next phase of growth

Portfolio

With technological breakthroughs and emergence of data-driven enterprises, we invest in industry leaders that will define and support the globalized and agile workforces

  • All
  • PropTech
  • FoodTech
  • Future of Work
  • Digital Health
  • EdTech

Meet the team

Jason Freedman
Venture Partner

Jason has spent 20 years as an entrepreneur with 2 successful exits, 42Floors (backed by Bessemer, NEA and Thrive) and FlightCaster, holds board seats at b8ta and Bellabeat, and the CTO of Knotel. He is a 2x alumnus of Y Combinator and holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. As an investor and advisor, Jason has worked with the top companies and can share his perspective of their earliest days

Bryan Ciambella
Venture Partner

Bryan is a former entrepreneur with 2 venture-backed exits, Amped Fantasy and WCPP, and founded Hello Fresh in the US, the largest global meal kit eCommerce company, for Rocket Internet. There, he led the hiring of the first US-based employees, operations setup and managed business development (IPO). Bryan also spent time investing in IAC (portfolio companies include Tinder and Vimeo) and B Capital (iCertis, Evidation Health) and he is also a partner within global Antler network

Sergey Young
Founding and General Partner

Sergey is the Founding Partner of Peak State Ventures and made his name delivering above-average returns as a private equity assets manager with over $2bn in AUM. Today, he combines his previously acquired business & investment expertise with his passion for biotech & life-extension breakthroughs as the Founder of the $100m Longevity Vision Fund, Development Sponsor of Longevity XPRIZE, and author of upcoming book on life extension with advice and contributions from Longevity Pioneer Peter Diamandis and NY Times-Bestselling author Ellen Daly

Rajit Malhotra
Venture Partner

Rajit is a co-founder and board member of Shantha Biotech, sold to Sanofi-Aventis for $850m. He has been closely involved with over 20 startups over his career. He is on the board of the UCLA Technology Development Group and Bel Air Chapter of YPO and is a former Managing PArtner of McKinsey’s SoCal Practice. Rajit holds MBA from Kellogg and MPA from Harvard

Nodari Kezua
General Partner

Nodari previously served as a VP at Invest AG, where he built and managed a venture portfolio of $400m+ mid- and late-stage investments, including Auto1, VIPKid, Docplanner, Delivery Hero and WeFox. He is an alumnus of Venture Capital Executive Program at Berkeley Haas

Seva Zakharov
Principal

Seva works on early and growth stage investments across all verticals of Peak State Ventures focus. Prior to Peak State Ventures he developed corporate strategy for Apttus and Severstal and worked as an analyst at Citigroup. He holds an MBA from INSEAD

Omri Barzilay
Principal

Omri spent the past 7 years as an entrepreneur and investor. He previously founded Propcy, a ML investment platform for real estate and the Migdalor Foundation, The Israeli Naval Academy Alumni Association. Additionally he wrote for publications like Forbes and TechCrunch. Prior to that Omri was an algorithmic trader and also spent 7 years as a Missile Ship Chief Engineer in the Israeli Navy. Omri holds an MBA from Tel Aviv’s Recanati’s School of Business Cum Laude

George Cigale
Venture Partner

George founded Tutor.com and served as its CEO until it was acquired by IAC in 2013. Under George’s leadership, Tutor.com became the leading provider of on-demand instructional solutions for students and professionals. George has since served as a Board Director, investor, or advisor to dozens of early stage and growth companies in software, learning technology, and health, and to educational and cultural institutions. He currently serves as a Director or Trustee on the Boards of Columbia University Teachers College, The Wild Center, and Higher Ground Education