Jess Levin is the Founder & CEO of Carats & Cake, the premier digital resource for luxury wedding vendors. A native of Laguna Beach, CA Jess attended the University of Pennsylvania before heading to New York to work in Venture Capital at Burch Creative Capital, where she helped manage investments and brand development for a portfolio that includes C. Wonder and Tory Burch, LLC. After nearly three years identifying aspirational consumer-centric opportunities and strategies, Jess departed as an associate to pursue her MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business. While studying finance and entrepreneurship at Stern, Jess saw an opportunity to build upon her past experience as an investor and change the way local wedding vendors do business. In less than 2 years, Carats & Cake has become the resource for couples to hire the best wedding professionals while providing vendors with unprecedented access to grow and manage their business online.