Blake is a Managing Director at W Capital, a private equity fund that specializes in non-control liquidity transactions for growth equity and buyout stage companies. He is involved with several of the firm’s portfolio companies through board and advisory roles. Current investments include Acquia, Billtrust, Brainshark, Credit Karma, Inspirato, LegalZoom, Ravn Air Group, SecureAuth, Skytap, Vision Critical, and Workfront.
Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Blake worked at Lehman Brothers and First Albany Capital. At Lehman Brothers, Blake was involved in structuring various M&A, leverage buyout, and financing transactions for clients in the Technology M&A Group. At First Albany Capital, Blake worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for middle-market companies in the healthcare, technology, and industrial sectors. Blake was named one of GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors in 2017.
Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.