Jalak Jobanputra

Jalak Jobanputra

Formal First Name

Jalak Jobanputra is the Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures. Since founding the firm in 2014, she has been invited to many global conferences, speaking on entrepreneurship, blockchain technology, and innovation ecosystems. She has played a prominent role in the tech community on immigration reform. Jobanputra is also active in supporting education reform and social entrepreneurship. She is a regular contributor on Bloomberg TV and CNBC and has been interviewed by national publications, including SeekingAlpha, MarketPlace, and Forbes.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Jobanputra began her career in media, telecom, and tech investment banking at Lehman Brothers in NYC and London.
  • She worked closely with the Bloomberg administration and NYCEDC to implement initiatives to help diversify the NYC economy through NYC’s growing tech/digital sectors.
  • She incubated a range of other technologies, including speech recognition/NLP, 3D displays, video surveillance, 4G wireless broadband, and music recommendation software
  • She was selected as an Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business in 2010 by the Asian American Development Center.
  • She was selected as a US State Department Delegate to Indonesia in the summer of 2011, where she met with entrepreneurs, angel investors, and business leaders to promote tech entrepreneurship.
  • In November 2012m she participated in an Aspen Institute delegation to Amman, Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II, Mideast entrepreneurs, and investors
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.