Jay Reno is Venture Partner on 645 Ventures’ Investment and Research team. As a 3x founder, he brings his operational experience to investing where he focuses on product-obsessed founders building consumer, climate tech, and AI businesses.
Previously Jay was the founder and CEO of Feather, a furniture rental company designed to rid the world of fast furniture and help people live light. Jay took Feather through YC and raised $76M from Kleiner Perkins, Bain Capital Ventures, Spark, Cobalt, NEA and others before being acquired. He regrets not having partnered with the 645 team during his founder journey but believes in the power of “better late than never.”
In his free time, you can find Jay playing soccer or basketball, cheering on Real Madrid, taking last-minute trips to obscure locations and learning about how people live through food and culture.
Jay lives in Mill Valley, CA and holds a B.S from Elon University and an M.A. in Climate and Environmental Science from Columbia University.