Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures
Jesse Draper is a mother of two boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of the Emmy-nominated television series “The Valley Girl Show.” Draper is a fourth-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) & Sugarfina. She stars on SET’s television series “Meet the Drapers,” currently in its second season, and has a new podcast called “Lady Bosses,” co-hosted by former ABC’s “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins.
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?” and 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 community.