Blake Modersitzki

Blake Modersitzki

Blake Modersitzki has spent the last decade or so doing what he loves best: investing in technology start-ups. But that’s not to say his career path has been predictable. Unless, of course, people in his profession typically move sprinkler pipe around an alfalfa field, loft hay bales, and shovel manure.

Blake grew up on a farm in Bancroft, Idaho.  His father was an old-school entrepreneur and farmer—the kind of guy who knows that if you come in from the fields with clean hands, you’re probably doing something wrong.

He may have worn overalls to work, but he had a firmer grip on wheat and grain futures than the traders on Wall Street. And not by accident, either. His father ran a furniture and carpentry startup. And his father’s father ran a fleet of fishing vessels on the Baltic Sea in East Prussia. So, needless to say, hard work is something of a family tradition.

As for Blake, he has spent his entire career in the software business doing everything from sales and marketing to M&A and, eventually, venture investing.

He also sort of enjoys running marathons with his family and a few of his partners at Pelion. And, occasionally, he enjoys an old-fashioned doughnut or three. (Which is probably why he sort of enjoys marathons.)

Blake graduated from North Gem High in Bancroft, Idaho and has an economics degree from Brigham Young University.