Jay K.

I'm Jay. I'm working on Highlight.io.

If you want to get in touch, dm me on x, linkedin , or email.


I'm currently the ceo @ Highlight.io; we're building an open source observability distribution. I occasionally invest in founders who I develop good relationships with. Most of these businesses are in the dev-tools/infra spaces. Some of the public investments I've made include OpenMeter, MagicPatterns, and Trigger.dev.


In school, I had interests in hardware/software co-design, software architecture and robotics. After taking a few jobs throughout college, I developed a deep interest in web infrastructure.

Before working on Highlight, I went through YCombinator with a company called Reploy, where I built/designed the product and drove sales. At its core, Reploy used Kubernetes to schedule ephemeral environments.

Before that, I spent time working on product at Handshake, anti-abuse infrastructure at Google, and most recently on machine learning infra at Deepmind. In high school, I was a captain of the 2015 FTC World Championship Robotics team, which started my wanderings in tech.