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Jennifer Fonstad is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Aspect Ventures, an early stage, mobile focused investment firm with $150MM under management. She is a respected mobile and software investor with special interests in Enterprise and Mobile Applications, Application Services, and Healthcare IT.
Prior to Aspect, Jennifer was a Managing Director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson for almost two decades as a part of the team that grew that firm from $150MM under management to over $3.5Billion before she left to found Aspect. While at DFJ, Jennifer led the formation of and sat on the investment committees of several DFJ affiliate funds including DFJ Vietnam and DFJ Israel, as well as serving as an advisor to DFJ China.
Jennifer’s success as an investor has landed her on the Forbes Midas List twice as well as an AO Power Player 2012 and 2013. Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University and holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School. Before joining Bain & Company, she spent a year teaching math to high school students in sub-Sahara(n) Africa. She spends She spends weekends running around with her four children.
She serves as Chairman of the Board of Flurry, and on several other private boards including iCix, Intematic, and Nantero. As a partner and Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) for 17 years, her investment successes included NanoString (NSTG), athenahealth (ATHN), Lumenos (acquired by WellPoint,WLP), Achex (acquired by First Data, FDC), and NetZero (UNTD); Jennifer was also part of the investment team for Goto.com, acquired by Yahoo (YHOO).
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