Jesse Rasch Jesse Rasch is the co-founder and past CEO of WebHosting.com and InQuent Technologies. InQuent provided private label hosting solutions to telecommunications customers including AT&T, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Bell Canada. WebHosting.Com was one of the largest web hosting companies in the world.
In 2000, Rasch sold InQuent and WebHosting.Com to AT&T. In 2002, Rasch orchestrated a management team acquisition of InQuent from AT&T. Rasch successfully sold InQuent once more to a private equity fund.
VerticalScope, which Rasch co-founded, develops and acquires commerce and social communities visited by over 125,000,000 people per month. Torstar acquired 56% of VerticalScope in 2015 transaction. VerticalScope's publishing division, the Modified Automotive Group, was previously acquired by KKR in 2007.
In partnership with Dr. Michael Greger, Rasch incubated and established NutritionFacts.org in 2010, a non-profit healthcare site which is the preeminent resource for consumers and physicians to learn about plant-based nutrition. He established the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in 2000 to invest in causes that reflect Rasch's broad charitable interests.
Rasch is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Read archived essays on Venture Philanthropy, Angel Investing, & Entrepreneurship by Jesse Rasch.