Jessica

Patton

Principal

Jessica is a founding member of 5th Century Partners (“5CP”). She has over 10 years of private equity investing and operating experience.

Prior to founding 5CP, Jessica was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz’ Cultural Leadership Fund where she focused on bridging culture and technology by bringing more black investors, founders and talent into the tech ecosystem. During her tenure she built an ecosystem of greater than 3,000 diverse operators and investors which led to investments, value-add partnerships and talent acquisition.

Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Jessica worked at a private-equity backed company, Roland Foods, where she led sales operations, contributing to growth in revenue and gross margin. Earlier in her career, Jessica was an associate at Solera Capital, a women-led and women-focused private equity firm, where she focused on consumer growth businesses.

Jessica has worked with and advised companies at all stages of growth including starting her own company.

Jessica received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.B.A in Finance from Howard University where she graduated magna cum laude with honors.

Jessica is a proud Detroit native. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Andrew, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, spinning, and searching for the best coffee in Chicago.