10 May The 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2017
Jennifer Fonstad joins Melinda Gates, Adele, Sheryl Sandberg and other fantastic women on Working Mother’s list of The 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2017.
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Jennifer Fonstad, Partner, Aspect Ventures/Entrepreneur
Children: 18, 16, and 12-year old twins.
Venture capital was largely considered a man’s world—until this working mom came along! Along with partner, MPWM Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, her company, Aspect Ventures, is one of the few women-led venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Last year, she was named “Venture Capitalist of the Year” at the Deloitte Technology 2016 Fast 500, marking the first time a woman won the award. Jennifer had the vision to invest in now popular brands, such as BirchBox, UrbanSitter and TheRealReal. Prior to Aspect, Jennifer was Managing Director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, helping to take them from $150 million under management to more than $3.5 billion, before she left to form Aspect. She’s made the Forbes Midas List twice, and, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, has also “taught in Kenya, trekked after wild gorillas in Africa and now serves as chairperson of the Somaly Mam Foundation, which focuses on ending sex slavery of underage girls around the world.” Her myriad of accomplishments are major #workmomgoals, for sure.