About Jareau

👋🏾 Hi! I’m Jareau, a writer and entrepreneur who’s spent the last 15 years building commerce and payment products. The majority of my career was focused on building two venture-backed payments infrastructure companies (Balanced and Finix). I’ve also spent a significant portion of my career solving commerce-related problems at companies like Milo.com (acquired by eBay in 2010), Tilt (acquired by Airbnb in 2016), and Pinterest. I currently lead payment platform products at Arcadia. You can learn more about me here.

I’m active on Threads and publish an annual review on my personal site, where I write about music, soccer, coffee, film, and comic books from time to time.


I am not taking on new consulting clients at this time.


I don’t actively invest in individual companies but do advise a small number of companies in exchange for equity. I’m also a Limited Partner in several early-stage venture capital funds and am open to investing in more—especially those led by emerging fund managers.


Please email: info@batchprocessing.co


I am a shareholder in some of the companies I write about, specifically: Finix, Shift4, and Stripe.