On behalf of Shasta Ventures, I am beyond thrilled to announce that we led the $20M Series A of Threekit, the future of product visualization in ecommerce, where I will be joining the Board of Directors. …


Investing in Layer1 — US Bitcoin mining

Today on behalf Shasta Ventures, I am excited to announce our investment in Layer1, a US-based commercial Bitcoin mining operation founded by Alexander Liegl and team. Today’s news from Fortune here.

From our first meeting it was clear Alex and team are bold…


We are feeling the daily effects of a growing wealth divide caused by dramatically increasing costs of living and fewer wage increases. We are hearing shouts for socialism from the steps of the Capitol, and the largest philanthropists the world has ever known, Bill & Melinda Gates, are debating the…


The Mirrorworld — as described by Kevin Kelly in this month’s Wired magazine cover story, which I highly recommend reading — is a detailed look into the next major paradigm shift that will unfold over the next two decades. This shift layers the digital world that exists today, like Internet…


Every day I talk with entrepreneurs raising a Series A. And as an entrepreneur, myself who has raised venture capital, I want to do my best in helping others understand how to be most successful in their raise, whether that’s with us at Shasta or with any other investor. …


It’s 2019. Issue #1. I’m starting an email newsletter (sign up here!), a snapshot weekly perspective on tech, startups, venture capital and it’s effects on daily life and our world. Plus some tidbits from Shasta, gadgets, articles, books or other things I find interesting.

Last week I was in Las…


I am incredibly excited to share that Shasta Ventures has led a $5M round in BigBox VR, and I will be joining the Board of Directors.

Co-founders Chia Chin Lee and Gabe Brown are incredible entrepreneurs who are taking a true VR-native approach to social interaction and building long standing…


I’m thrilled to announce Shasta Ventures investment in Unblockable, where I will be joining the Board of Directors. Unblockable is building the platform that empowers fans to buy, sell, and use blockchain based digital collectibles. …


Last Wednesday, I spent the day at the annual meeting for Multicoin Capital. Multicoin Capital is one of the more active and visible “crypto hedge funds,” whose hallmark is openly sharing their perspectives on the crypto / blockchain industry, evolution of blockchain technology underpinnings, and analyses on specific crypto assets…


Just happened across this post by Lil Miquela, a digital representation of a woman on Instagram; she is not real. But read her posts (#PicOrDidntHappen), and some of the reaction, and realize that thousands believe she is.

Since seeing her for the first time, she (and the company that created…

Jacob Mullins

Partner at Shasta Ventures investing in Smart Software: Applied AI, Computer Vision, Blockchain, and Financial Services.

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