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Jim Labe

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Co-Founder
  • Menlo Park, New York, Boston

  • EMAIL

Jim Labe is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of TriplePoint Capital. Mr. Labe is widely recognized as the pioneer of the venture leasing and lending segment of the commercial finance industry. He played a key role in making venture leasing and lending an essential source of capital for venture capital-backed companies. Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Labe has worked closely with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs introducing them to the benefits of venture leasing and lending. He has closed venture lease and loan transactions with hundreds of venture capital-backed companies.

Prior to co-founding TriplePoint, Mr. Labe founded Comdisco Ventures in 1987, the venture division of Comdisco, Inc. He led the division as CEO for more than 15 years, managing more than $3 billion in lease and loan transactions to more than 970 leading venture capital-backed companies. Under his leadership, Comdisco Ventures recognized thirteen consecutive years of profitability representing more than $500 million in cumulative pre-tax profits. Comdisco Ventures was recognized by BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Red-Herring, and other industry publications as the leader of the venture leasing and lending industry. Mr. Labe personally trained senior members of many of the existing firms in the venture leasing and lending industry.

Prior to Comdisco Ventures, Mr. Labe served as a Director at Equitec Financial Group, the first nationwide institution to provide warrant-based leases to venture capital-backed companies. During his tenure at Equitec, he helped develop the concept of venture leasing and originated many venture lease and loan transactions. Mr. Labe has played a pivotal role in making venture leasing and lending an essential source of capital for private venture capital-backed companies and in the process has educated the financial and academic communities on the concept. Mr. Labe is a speaker at venture industry conferences and has appeared as a guest speaker on the topic at both Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago School of Business.

When not at the helm at TriplePoint Capital, his diverse civic interests have included Stanford University’s Athletic Advisory Board, Silicon Valley Community Ventures (Pacific Community Ventures), the Youth Tennis Association (YTA), the East Palo Alto Tennis Tutorial Program (EPATT), and serving as a volunteer camp counselor for underprivileged inner-city youths.

Mr. Labe holds an XM.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Mr. Labe serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.

Officers

Jim Labe

Chief Executive Officer

Sajal Srivastava

President & Chief Investment Officer

Andrew Olson

Chief Financial Officer

Investment Team

Jon Baird

Menlo Park

Alex Barry

New York

Ted Cavan

Boston, New York

Josh Kalish

New York

Brian Lewis

Menlo Park

Ryan McCarthy

Menlo Park

Vivek Pandita

Menlo Park

Ian Schworer

Menlo Park

Paul Seitz

Menlo Park

Myke Tran

Menlo Park

Aaron Tyler

Boston, New York

Nathan Vellayan

Menlo Park

Jonathan Duarte

Menlo Park

Operations Team

Kevin Thorne

Legal

Melissa Ramos

Operations

Subha Menon

Finance

Chris Anderson

Technology

Simon Huang

Finance

Chase Melton

Portfolio Monitoring

Kerrie Dunstan

Legal

Tom Southworth

Legal

Jovie Ngo

Legal

Jacklyn Perez

Legal

Manuel Gonzalez

Finance

Chris San Pedro

Finance

Tingting Shi

Finance

Katelyn Wright

Finance

Kathryn Hammer

Operations

David Nuckles

Technology

Jenna Caffiero

Administrative

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