Blake LaFayette
  • Class
  • Major
    Business Administration, Economics
  • Minor
    Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Hometown
    Atlanta, GA
  • Campus Involvements
    Berkeley Consulting, Free Ventures, Kairos Society
  • Career Interests
    Private Equity, Alternative Investments


Alpine Investors
Incoming Private Equity Investing Analyst
Alpine Investors
Incoming Private Equity Summer Analyst
Thomvest Ventures
Venture Capital Analyst
Co-Founder and VP of Strategy
Free Ventures
Program Director
Berkeley Consulting
Project Manager
European Innovation Academy
Finalist in Product Excellence, VC Competition
Vex Robotics World Championship
3rd Place Spring 2014
Macy's Marketing Competition
Finalist Spring 2016
Ernst & Young Beam Advisory Case Competition
Finalist Spring 2015
Eagle Scout

Blake is a fourth year student studying Business Administration at the Haas School of Business. His experiences as an undergraduate include founding a venture-backed startup, consulting with a range of clients from YouTube to DraftKings, and running Free Ventures, a startup incubator working to help Cal student founders scale their businesses. In his spare time he enjoys summiting mountains, playing the blues, following and playing sports, brewing coffee, and reading. Upon graduation, Blake will be joining Alpine Investors as a private equity investor specializing in buying companies in the business services and software sectors.