Jennifer Fonstad Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 2

Exits

Jennifer Fonstad General Information

Description

Ms. Jennifer S. Fonstad serves as board member at aaplecart. She is a serial entrepreneur and veteran investor with 25 years+ of experience investing in early-stage ventures. She co-founded and leads the Owl Capital Group, an early-stage investment firm, and earlier co-founded Aspect Ventures. She also currently serves as an Executive Fellow with the Harvard Business School. Previously, she served as a Managing Director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 17 years, where she helped grow the firm from $150M under management to over $3.5B. She participated in 100+ investments with 8 IPOs and 23 M&A exits. Her success as an investor has landed her on the Forbes Midas List twice, and in 2016, she was named Deloitte's "Venture Capitalist of the Year." In 2017, 'Working Mother' named her one of "The 50 Most Powerful Moms." She is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School. Prior to venture investing, Jennifer was a consultant with Bain & Company and spent a year teaching math to high school students in sub-Sahara(n) Africa. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member for the Mastercard Foundation.Ms. Jennifer Fonstad is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Owl Capital. She is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Aspect Ventures. She serves as Board Member at Writer, Bryj, and Vida Health. She is also a Co-Founder of Broadway Angels. She is a serial entrepreneur and veteran venture investor with over two decades of experience in Mobile and Enterprise technology, including Healthcare IT. She co-founded Aspect Ventures in 2014, an early-stage, mobile-focused investment firm with $150MM under management. Before Aspect, she was a Managing Director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 17 years where she helped grow the firm from $150MM under management to over $3.5Billion before she left to found Aspect. While at DFJ she invested in 22 software and healthcare companies with 3 IPOs and 6 M&A exits. In addition, she led the formation of and sat on the investment committees of several DFJ affiliate funds including DFJ Vietnam and DFJ Israel, as well as serving as an advisor to DFJ China. She is also a co-founder of Broadway Angels, a San Francisco-based angel network with over 40 investments and 50 women members drawing from the VC and technology communities. Her success as an investor has landed her on the Forbes Midas List twice and in 2016 she was named Deloitte's "Venture Capitalist of the Year." In 2017, Working Mother named her one of "The 50 Most Powerful Moms." She is a graduate, Cum Laude, from Georgetown University and holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School. Before venture investing, she was a consultant with Bain & Company and spent a year teaching math to high school students in sub-Sahara(n) Africa. She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Board of The MasterCard Foundation. She served as a Board Member at Kaiima. She served as Board Member at iCiX and Edeniq.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 555 Bryant Street
  • Suite 136
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • United States
+1 (408) 000-0000

Jennifer Fonstad Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
WorkWhile 18-Dec-2020 Seed Round 00.00 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000000 0000000
Ellevest 01-Jul-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000000
EdSurge 30-May-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Publishing Generating Revenue 00000000 0000000
Gemshare 03-Apr-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Startup 00000000 0000000
Widetronix 01-Jun-2011 Seed Round 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue

Jennifer Fonstad Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
EdSurge 06-Nov-2019 Merger/Acquisition
Gemshare 01-Mar-2015 000000000000000000

Jennifer Fonstad Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Jennifer Fonstad Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jennifer Fonstad Angel Investor 00 0 0 Palo Alto, CA

Jennifer Fonstad Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
F7 Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Katrina Lake 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Khosla Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Philipp Brenner 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Siqi Chen 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Jennifer Fonstad FAQs

  • Who is Jennifer Fonstad?

    Jennifer Fonstad is an angel Investor who has made 5 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Jennifer Fonstad?

    Jennifer Fonstad is an angel investor.

  • What does Jennifer Fonstad do?

    As an angel investor, Jennifer Fonstad invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Jennifer Fonstad hold?

    Jennifer Fonstad holds a board seat in Intematix.

  • What has Jennifer Fonstad invested in?

    Jennifer Fonstad has made numerous investments in companies like WorkWhile, Ellevest, and EdSurge within the Human Capital Services, Financial Software, and Publishing industries.

  • What has Jennifer Fonstad invested in recently?

    Jennifer Fonstad's latest investment was on 18-Dec-2020 in WorkWhile, a company within the Human Capital Services industry.

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