Jason Bornstein


Inspired by the path of progress.

Jason roots for the underdog, for those punching above their weight with original thought, independence and a drive to persist in the face of uncertainty. A St. Louis native with suburban roots, Jason developed a curiosity and global appetite for learning early on that would ultimately shape his approach to venture capital.

As a Principal at Forerunner, Jason works with startup founders across categories who are moving the needle toward good. His passion for early-stage investing is driven by a genuine interest in people and a forward-looking view on their emerging needs and evolving expectations. An avid researcher, Jason believes the most successful entrepreneurs are unafraid to ask questions and challenge their thinking in the pursuit to find answers. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Eclipse.

Prior to Forerunner, Jason was an early employee at Bonobos, one of Forerunner’s earliest investments, where he was a key member of the team that built one of the first digitally-native D2C brands. Jason received an MBA from Stanford GSB in 2018 and graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communication Studies in 2009.