Jalak Jobanputra is a venture capitalist with 20 years experience in digital media, enterprise software, communications, broadband infrastructure, healthcare IT, ed tech, mobile and Internet in NYC, Silicon Valley, Boston, India, Africa, Europe. Investments include Outside.in (sold to AOL), TxVia (prepaid card processing platform, sold to Google), Thumbplay (mobile music subscription service), Imagespan (digital media monetization platform), Datasynapse (enterprise grid and cloud computing, sold to Tibco), Viacore (enterprise partner integration, sold to IBM), Demantra (demand chain management, sold to Oracle), Yodlee (online banking), Zinio (magazine ereader).
She spearheaded formation of NYCSeed in 2008, seed fund for early stage startups in NYC. Served on its Investment Committee and Venture Advisory Board. Portfolio includes Enterproid, Seatgeek, Magnetic,Ticketfly. Selection committee, mentor and speaker for 2010 Seedstart, NYC’s first accelator bootcamp.
Jalak invests in early stage tech companies in New York. She used to be a principal at New Venture Partners and she spearheaded the creation of NYCSeed, a fund for New York City startups. According to AngelList, she invests $50,000 to $100,000 a year in a few startups. She's invested in ticket search startup, SeatGeek, and she is an advisor to a social networking fashion startup, ShopNear.me
Fund's investment verticals: smart data analytics, education, media, commerce, data analytics, financial services and healthcare.