Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

Jalak Jobanputra

Founding Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures

Jalak Jobanputra is founding partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, a venture capital fund in New York City focused on early-stage investments in next-generation technology. Previously, Jobanputra was the director of mobile investments in emerging markets at Omidyar Network. Earlier, she was senior vice president at the New York City Investment Fund and prior to that was a principal at New Venture Partners. From 1999 to 2003, Jobanputra was at Intel Capital, and in 1997 she launched and managed product development for Horsesmouth. She began her career at Lehman Brothers and Broadview. Jobanputra, who writes the Barefoot VC blog, sits on the board of directors for the Center for an Urban Future and the advisory board of Loreal's Women in Digital Initiative. She is a member of New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio's Broadband Taskforce and served on Hillary Clinton's Women's Leadership Council. She earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S.E. in finance from the Wharton School and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.


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