Jay Levy launched his entrepreneurial career while in High School starting A Net Site, which provided web development services to early stage companies. After high school, Jay moved to NJ to attend Rutgers University, where he studied Finance & Political Science. While at Rutgers he helped to launch UConnections.com an internet portal for college students that went the way of the 2001 tech bubble. As a junior Jay went to work for Morgan Stanley where he stayed for 2.5 years. After college graduation and Morgan Stanley, Jay helped to launch MPI Professionals a NY based consulting which was later sold to a publically traded consultancy.
More recently Jay was founding partner of Trueview Services, an online monitoring solution targeted to the small business and residential market.
Currently, Jay is a founding principal of Zelkova Ventures an early stage investment fund, which is helping to fill the gap in the lack of ‘institutional' early stage money in the tri-state area.
In 2007 Jay received the 40 under 40 award from Westchester along with top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch in New York from Crain's.
Jay currently resides in Manhattan and in his free time enjoys playing golf, tennis and running.
Zelkova Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that leverages its founders and partners expertise across a wide array of industries. Zelkova specifically targets scalable companies and technologies within high growth industries in the US. We typically invest in opportunities that are post proof of concept, but often pre-revenue.
Zelkova, although not exclusively, focuses on several key sectors: