Jesse Rasch Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 50
  • Portfolio
  • 33
  • Exits
  • 18

Jesse Rasch General Information


Mr. Jesse Rasch is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Hedgewood. He is the co-founder and past Chairman & CEO of and InQuent Technologies. He co-founded CareGuide. InQuent provides private label hosting solutions to telecommunications customers including Bell Canada, KPN, Telecom New Zealand, PCCW, AT&T, Comcast, & Cox Communications. WebHosting.Com was one of the largest business web hosting companies in the world. In 2000, Rasch sold InQuent and WebHosting.Com to AT&T. In 2002, Rasch orchestrated a management team acquisition of InQuent from AT&T. Rasch successfully sold InQuent once more in 2003. InQuent was merged with Network Solutions and is now part of publicly traded Rasch is widely credited with establishing the white label web hosting market segment that is a significant component of the $95 billion annual web hosting market. VerticalScope, which Rasch co-founded, develops and acquires online media and community properties. VerticalScope's network of websites is visited by over 85,000,000 people per month. VerticalScope's automotive publishing division, the Modified Automotive Group, was acquired by KKR / Primedia in 2007. Torstar acquired 56% of VerticalScope in 2015. Rasch is a proponent of venture philanthropy and is active in encouraging entrepreneurs to participate in strategic philanthropy. He established the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in 2000 to invest in causes that reflect Rasch's broad charitable interests. In 2001, Rasch was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has been featured in Time Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Canadian Business, The National Post, Network World, Macleans, and on CBC, CTV, Global, City-TV, BNN, and many other print, televised, and radio media. He was a founding member of the Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable, a joint private and public sector advisory group on e-business in Canada.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada

Jesse Rasch Investments (50)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cinchy 26-May-2020 Later Stage VC 0000 Database Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000000 02-Apr-2020 00000 00000 000 Enterprise Systems (Healthcare) Generating Revenue
00000, 000, 0000! 25-Jan-2020 00000 (00000 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 00000
000000 & 0000 10-May-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000000 18-Dec-2018 00000 00000 0000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 00000 00000
000000000000 (0000 04-Dec-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000 14-May-2018 0000 00000 000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000 0000 0000000 03-Apr-2018 00000 00000 Drug Delivery Startup 00000 00000
Hyasynth Bio 25-Jul-2017 Early Stage VC 00.000 Pharmaceuticals Generating Revenue 00000 00000
WedPics 07-Nov-2016 Later Stage VC 00.000 Social Content Generating Revenue 00000 00000
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Jesse Rasch Exits (18)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Trippeo 14-Apr-2021 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
000000 000000 05-Feb-2021 000 00000
000000000 09-Oct-2019 000000000000000000
00000000000 22-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
00000000 15-Feb-2019 0000000000
00000000 01-Jan-2019 000 00 00000000
0000000 000000 04-Jun-2018 000000000000000000
000 08-Mar-2018 000000000000000000
WedPics 13-Dec-2017 Merger/Acquisition 04-Dec-2017 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
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Jesse Rasch Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jesse Rasch Angel Investor 00 0 Toronto, Canada
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Jesse Rasch Co-Investors (81)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Hedgewood 4 0 Series chart Industry bar
Katie Wells 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Emergence Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Inovia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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