Headshot of Jason Somma, Managing Director at Palq IP

Somma, JD, MBA

Managing Director

Jason is a managing director in Palq IP, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience working with emerging and established technology companies. He works with clients to create strategies to develop enterprise value through intellectual property, product development, technology licensing and corporate transactions, as well as developing fundraising and new product development strategies for emerging business lines. He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, as well as law, engineering, and music degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. 

 He also served as a due diligence advisor and as the head of due diligence at an investment firm in the Pittsburgh area that funded investment rounds for early-stage companies in western Pennsylvania. In his three years there, he worked on investments into startup companies that have gone on to receive more than $100 million in future investments. Jason also has experience in academic technology transfer, working with startups and established companies that work with academic institutions on business and legal issues related to technologies emerging from research labs and sponsored research.