Jesse Robbins Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 54

  • Portfolio
  • 34

  • Exits
  • 13


Jesse Robbins General Information


Mr. Jesse Robbins is a General Partner of Heavybit. He serves as Board Member at Continue. He holds board roles at Particle, Sanity, Memgraph, Mobot, Devign, Anchor and Orion Labs. He joined Heavybit as a General Partner in 2022 after starting as a Part-time partner and advisor in 2014. During that time, he founded Orion Labs, a communication platform for frontline workers. He was also an early angel investor and advisor in Fastly, PagerDuty, CircleCI, Instacart, and many others. Before Heavybit, he was the founding CEO of Chef Software, Inc., the early pioneer of Cloud Infrastructure Automation. He also served as Board member at Chef Software. Chef became the market leader used by customers like Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, and thousands of other organizations with hundreds of thousands of developers. Chef was acquired by Progress Software for $240m in 2020. He also founded the O'Reilly Velocity Performance and Operations Conference, which has become a thriving global community that evolved into what is now called the DevOps movement. Prior to Chef, he served as Amazon's "Master of Disaster" responsible for website availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand. He created the Incident Management and GameDay programs, which continue as company-wide initiatives to increase reliability by implementing response and remediation training and technology and purposefully creating major system failures. This work has evolved and been greatly expanded as industry best practices such as Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Facebook and Google, Netflix's Chaos Engineering, and helped inspire the founders of Heavybit portfolio companies such as PagerDuty and Jeli. As a result of this work, he received MIT Technology Review's prestigious TR35 award for having "transformed the way companies design and manage complex networks of servers and software". His career and education in building high-growth technology startups began when he was 16, starting as an early employee of a bay area ISP through acquisition and international expansion. After another company's IPO in 1999, he took a break from startups to complete a professional Firefighter/EMT certification program at Mission College and the Palo Alto Fire Department in California.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Other Investor Types
Impact Investing
Limited Partner
VC-Backed Company
Corporate Office
  • 523 Octavia Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94102
  • United States

Jesse Robbins Investments (54)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Addressable 06-Dec-2021 Early Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business
Brave Care 07-Oct-2021 00000 00000 0000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Kyte 06-Oct-2021 00000 00000 0000 Automotive Generating Revenue
Bolt 23-Sep-2021 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Radian Aerospace 15-Sep-2021 0000 00000 000 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Kentik 14-Sep-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Pacaso 14-Sep-2021 00000 00000 00000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Eight Sleep 30-Aug-2021 00000 00000 0000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Bungalow 24-Aug-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Shield AI 24-Aug-2021 Later Stage VC 00000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 00000 0000000

Jesse Robbins Exits (13)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Addressable 07-Apr-2024 Out of Business
Orion (San Francisco) 11-Dec-2023 000000000000000000
Drop (Computers, Parts and Peripherals) 17-Jul-2023 000000000000000000
Beartooth 01-Apr-2023 000000000 00000000
Caribou Biosciences 23-Jul-2021 000 00000
Zymergen 22-Apr-2021 000 00000
Chef Software 05-Oct-2020 000000000000000000 00000
Fastly 17-May-2019 000 00000
PagerDuty 11-Apr-2019 IPO 00000
Conjur 11-May-2017 Merger/Acquisition 0000

Jesse Robbins Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Jesse Robbins Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jesse Robbins Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Jesse Robbins Co-Investors (406)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Gaingels 16 0 Series chart Industry bar
10X Capital 00 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Riverside Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Calm Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sand Hill Angels 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Jesse Robbins FAQs

  • Who is Jesse Robbins?

    Jesse Robbins is an angel Investor who has made 54 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Jesse Robbins?

    Jesse Robbins is an angel investor.

  • What does Jesse Robbins do?

    As an angel investor, Jesse Robbins invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Jesse Robbins hold?

    Jesse Robbins holds a board seat in Orion (San Francisco).

  • What has Jesse Robbins invested in?

    Jesse Robbins has made numerous investments in companies like Addressable, Brave Care, and Kyte within the Business/Productivity Software, Clinics/Outpatient Services, and Automotive industries.

  • What has Jesse Robbins invested in recently?

    Jesse Robbins's latest investment was on 06-Dec-2021 in Addressable, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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