Jalak Jobanputra: It Can Still Be Challenging for Women to be Heard

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Jalak Jobanputra gave me a few minutes interview @SmartMoney Silicon Valley last week.  I asked her to comment on how the ecosystem looks now for women raising funding.  She also gave her perspective on how things are shaping up for European entrepreneurs.  You can check out my interviews with Jalak a couple of years ago Women Startups & Venture CapitalistsEuropean Startups & Venture

Jalak 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.  You can follow Jalak on Twitter @jalak

Here is the keynote that she gave @SmartMoney Silicon Valley ‘Macro & Micro Trends in Global Tech Landscape’

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