Lucas Pols

Principal (LA)

Lucas started his career in sales and HR consulting at ADP, where he received numerous accolades including: District Manager of the Year in 2012 and Sales Executive of the Year in 2015.

Lucas is the founder of Spark xyz, a technology platform built to connect incubators and accelerators with early-stage start-ups and help with their talent management. He has written a 40-article series discussing the topics of entrepreneurship and founder failures. Lucas also currently writes for Forbes and does speaking engagements around Los Angeles. 

Lucas received his Master's in Entrepreneurship as well as an additional certification in Technology Commercialization both from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Lucas was the case protagonist of professor Noam Wasserman’s case study, which focused on his venture, Spark xyz, and hybrid entrepreneurship.

As a Principal at Quake, Lucas is focusing on expanding Quake’s venture capital and angel relationships. He is also providing operational guidance to the portfolio companies on a range of topics including leadership, recruiting, and sales.

Lucas started his career in sales and HR consulting at ADP, where he received numerous accolades including: District Manager of the Year in 2012 and Sales Executive of the Year in 2015.

Lucas is the founder of Spark xyz, a technology platform built to connect incubators and accelerators with early-stage start-ups and help with their talent management. He has written a 40-article series discussing the topics of entrepreneurship and founder failures. Lucas also currently writes for Forbes and does speaking engagements around Los Angeles. 

Lucas received his Master's in Entrepreneurship as well as an additional certification in Technology Commercialization both from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Lucas was the case protagonist of professor Noam Wasserman’s case study, which focused on his venture, Spark xyz, and hybrid entrepreneurship.

As a Principal at Quake, Lucas is focusing on expanding Quake’s venture capital and angel relationships. He is also providing operational guidance to the portfolio companies on a range of topics including leadership, recruiting, and sales.

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