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Jalak Jobanputra

Founder & Managing Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures

Jalak Jobanputra is Founder and Managing Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures (FPV), an early-stage venture capital fund investing in decentralized technology, with a focus on cryptoassets, blockchain tech, and the buildout of Web3. FPV’s portfolio includes Abra, Blockstream, Aza, Everledger, The Graph Protocol, Curio, Current, and Blockchain.com, and it was noted as one of the top VC funds in blockchain “before it was cool” by Crunchbase.

Jobanputra was listed on Institutional Investor’s “Most Powerful Fintech Dealmakers” three years in a row, received Microsoft’s VC Trailblazer Award in 2018, and was cited as a “top 5 investor powering the blockchain boom” in 2017. 

Since founding the firm, she has spoken on blockchain technology, IoT, and artificial intelligence at conferences including the Milken Global Institute, Dutch Development Bank/FMO Annual Meeting, and The Economist Buttonwood Gathering. In April 2022, she joined the Board of Directors of Signature Bank.
 
Prior to FPV, Jobanputra was the Director of Emerging Market Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthro-capitalist fund started by Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay. Previously, she worked at Intel Capital investing in enterprise software, as well as New Venture Partners and the NYC Investment Fund where she formed one of NYC’s first seed funds and helped establish the Fintech Innovation Lab in 2010. 
 She started her career as a media/tech/telecom investment banker in New York and London. 

Jobanputra is also active in supporting education reform and social entrepreneurship, and has served as a board member or advisor to First Bushwick Charter Schools, the Center for an Urban Future, L’Oreal’s Women in Digital Initiative, former New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s Broadband Taskforce, and the Access to Capital committee for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Women’s Leadership Council. 

She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School and a B.A. in communications from The Annenberg School. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1999.

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