Jesse Draper is a founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of Emmy nominated television series, The Valley Girl Show. Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Among her 50 portfolio companies, are the Skimm, Carbon38, HopSkipDrive, The Flex Company, Eloquii (recently sold to Walmart), ThisisL. (recently sold to P&G) & Sugarfina. She stars on SET’s television series ‘Meet the Draper’s’ currently in it’s second season.
Draper was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’. Draper has been a contributor to Marie Claire, Mashable, Forbes, and is a regular investor and tech personality on shows including TLC’s Girl Starter, The Katie Couric Show, Fox’s Good Day LA, CNBC’s Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor? & Freeform’s Startup U.
She proudly sits on the board of directors of enterprise technology company Werk, Blue Fever, Preemadonna (creator of the Nailbot) and the non-profit board Bizworld. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship
• Variety’s ‘Hollywood’s New Leaders’
• Refinery29’s ’30 Under 30’ Rising Stars
• Mashable’s 44 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know
• Cover of Style Section, New York Times
• Cover of GENTRY Magazine
Has the gap in support for female tech entrepreneurs versus their male peers increased amid a global pandemic? And has the pandemic laid bare tech’s lip service for inclusion? This panel of all-star women delve into why it’s still so hard for half the population to get their fair share of opportunity — and why […]