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


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
Alchemist Accelerator
Class XI
Vex Robotics World Championship
3rd Place, Spring 2014
Alpine Investors
Incoming Private Equity Summer Analyst
Macy's Marketing Competition Finalist, Spring 2016
Ernst & Young Beam Advisory Case Competition Finalist, Spring 2015

Blake is a fourth year student studying Business Administration at the Haas School of Business. He attended high school in Georgia, where he graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma while developing strong interests in robotics, mechanical engineering, and design. As an Eagle Scout, Blake maintains a strong passion for backpacking, traveling, and the outdoors. His professional interests include venture and private equity investments, entrepreneurship, and real estate, and he is currently running Free Ventures, a startup incubator working to help Cal founders scale their businesses. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the blues, following and playing sports, brewing coffee, and reading.