AlleyWatch, the largest organization focused on NYC Tech, celebrates the work of the individuals that serve as a catalyst for innovation within the NYC Tech ecosystem.
MEET THE 2019 NYC TECH INFLUENCERS
Jalak Jobanputra is the Founding Partner of Future Perfect Ventures, an investment firm that focuses on early-stage investments in Blockchain, machine learning, interactivity, and marketplaces. Starting her career in investment banking out of UPenn, she has been investing in startups for over 20 years with investing roles at Intel, New Venture Partners, New York City Investment Fund (leading the launch of NYC Seed and the Fintech Innovation Lab), Omidyar Network, and RTP Ventures.
During her tenure in venture, Jobanputra's investments include exits in Thumbplay, TxZVia, and Outside.in. She has been a strong advocate of blockchain technology and been investing in the space since 2013. In fact, Future Perfect Ventures is one of the founding partners of the Blockchain Center, a private/public partnership to catalyze the blockchain community in New York through events and education.
Jobanputra is an avid international speaker and advisor with expertise in decentralization, women in tech, and socially conscious entrepreneurship. Recently, Future Perfect Ventures was selected by the City of New York to be one of five partners in the city's WE Venture investment initiative to coinvest alongside principal investors in female-founded companies in the city.