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Jalak Jobanputra

Founder


Jalak Jobanputra is Founding Partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC. Previously, she was the Director of Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthrocapitalist fund started by Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay. While there, she created a mobile investment strategy, invested in an East African mobile tech incubator, invested in an Indian mobile classifieds site, and closed Omidyar’s largest for profit investment ($5M) to date in Latin America. Read More >>

Advisors

Portfolio

  • Fuisz-Media-Logo-200x110

    Fuisz Media

    Makes video interactive at scale

  • virtualulogo

    VirtualU

    Integrated system that creates 3D models of users' bodies

  • kanjoyalogo

    Kanjoya

    Transforms unstructured data on emotion into real-time, actionable marketing insights

  • OpenGardenLogo

    Open Garden

    Software-based mobile broadband network of peer-to-peer connections.

  • thinkup-logo

    ThinkUp

    Relevant and personalized social media analytics for individuals.

  • viridis

    Viridis Learning

    Data-driven workforce training and credentialing for low to middle income workers.

  • freshpay

    FreshPay

    Payment processing platform for digital currencies.

  • FPVmuse-logo

    The Muse

    Expert career advice and visual job search

  • partnered

    Partnered

    Marketplace connecting brands to startups

  • sift

    Sift Shopping

    Personalized mobile shopping

  • seen

    Seen

    Social snapshots of the real-time Web

  • fusemachines-logo

    FuseMachines

    Customer service based on cognitive learning and artificial intelligence

Previous Investments

  • FPVYodlee_logo
  • lenddo
  • thumb
    ACQUIRED by CLEAR CHANNEL
  • zinio
  • quickr
  • data
    ACQUIRED by TIBCO
  • financialengines
    IPO
  • grameen
  • magnetic
  • micel
  • nextg
    ACQUIRED by CROWN CASTLE
  • outside
    ACQUIRED by AOL
  • seatgeek
  • ticketfly
  • txvia
    ACQUIRED by GOOGLE
  • rsystems-300x216
    IPO
  • schoolnetlogo
    ACQUIRED by PEARSON
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Blog

June 16, 2014
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When Third is First

In 2011, I wrote about Jugaad, according to Wikipedia “a colloquial Hindi word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around”. I noted in […]
February 20, 2014
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What in the World ?!?

I gave a talk, titled “What in the World?”, almost exactly 2 years ago to this day at Bloomberg LP’s headquarters in NYC as part of Social […]
January 27, 2014
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Billion or Bust?

I  just wrote a short piece which Quartz published today.  I’m re-posting below.  Do I think we are in a valuation bubble?  I think that later […]

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