Jalak Jobanputra is Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC focused on cutting edge technology.
Jalak has been awarded Institutional Investor’s Most Powerful Fintech Dealmakers from 2016-2018. In 2017, she was cited as a “Top 5 Investor Powering the Blockchain Boom” and CB Insights noted FPV as one of the top VC funds in blockchain “before it was cool.” Since founding the firm, she has spoken on blockchain technology at global conferences, including the Milken Global Institute, Dutch Development Bank/FMO annual meeting, and The Economist Buttonwood Gathering. She also founded Collective Future, an organization to foster diversity and inclusion in the blockchain sector. FPV’s incubator FPV Labs was selected by the NYC Economic Development Corporation in January 2019 to operate the NYC Blockchain Center, a unique private-public partnership formed to serve as an access point to the growing blockchain ecosystem and collaborate with elected officials on policy initiatives.
Jalak, born in Nairobi, has been a venture capitalist since 1999, when she invested through the dotcom boom and bust in Silicon Valley. She was the Director of Emerging Market Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthro-capitalist fund started by eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar. She worked at Intel Capital investing in enterprise software in Silicon Valley, as well as New Venture Partners and the NYC Investment Fund. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA from Kellogg in 1999.
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