Jake Harris


Jake Har­ris is a Prin­ci­pal at DBL Part­ners, which he joined in 2018. Pri­or to DBL, Jake was a Ven­ture Part­ner at Con­trary Cap­i­tal a decen­tral­ized uni­ver­si­ty-focused ven­ture firm.  Pre­vi­ous­ly, Jake served in var­i­ous busi­ness devel­op­ment roles with Plan Inter­na­tion­al, secur­ing large-scale con­tracts and grants for high-impact projects through­out Africa, Asia, and the Mid­dle East. He sup­port­ed the design and devel­op­ment of projects, impact mea­sure­ment, senior staff recruit­ment, and deploy­ment of tech­nol­o­gy in areas such edu­ca­tion, health, eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment, and anti-human trafficking.

Jake received his B.A. in polit­i­cal sci­ence from Vas­sar Col­lege, and his MBA from the Yale School of Man­age­ment.  Dur­ing his MBA, Jake held intern­ships or con­duct­ed research projects at the Yale Invest­ment Office, Social Impact Cap­i­tal, and the Twilio Impact Invest­ing Fund.