About the firm

Cable Car Capital LLC is a San Francisco-based investment adviser founded in September 2013. Its registration with the state securities authority of California became effective on November 8, 2013. Cable Car previously offered a concentrated, hedged value investing strategy through separately managed accounts. Since October 2018, Cable Car is the General Partner to The Funicular Fund, LP, an investment partnership available only to accredited investors.

Cable Car’s fees fund an intensive, full-time fundamental research effort. The firm conducts extensive due diligence on prospective investments, speaking with industry experts, interviewing management teams, and traveling to visit companies worldwide.

Prior to founding Cable Car, Jacob Ma-Weaver worked in corporate, long-only, and long/short contexts. With a decade of investment-related professional experience and a lifelong interest in investing, Jacob is an experienced financial analyst and market participant.

Jacob began his career as a Corporate Finance Business Analyst in the Corporate Performance Center at McKinsey & Company in New York before moving to San Francisco, where he helped cover global retail and telecom companies at Dodge & Cox, a $200 billion mutual fund known for its value orientation. Jacob was later employed as a generalist long/short analyst at Amici Capital, formerly known as Porter Orlin, one of the original Jones-model hedge funds founded in 1976.

Jacob graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Comparative Literature & Society and Economics, cum laude, and an MA in Statistics. He is fluent in German and proficient in Mandarin Chinese. Jacob is also a CFA charterholder.

  • Corporate Finance Business Analyst, McKinsey
  • Associate, Dodge & Cox
  • Analyst, Amici Capital

  • BA in Comparative Literature and Economics, Columbia
  • MA in Statistics, Columbia
  • CFA charterholder
  • English, German, and Chinese fluency