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Jennifer Fonstad

Aspect Ventures

Jennifer is a respected mobile and software investor with special interests in enterprise and mobile applications, application services, and healthcare IT.

Jen recently co-founded Aspect Ventures, and she serves as Chairman of the Board of Flurry, and sits on several other private boards including iCix, Intematic, and Nantero. She also recently co-founded Broadway Angels, an angel investing group comprised of high-ranking women from venture capital and technology companies.

Previously, Jen was a Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where she invested in early-stage companies in mobile applications, consumer and enterpreise applicaiton services, and energy management. Investment successes include Athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Lumenos (acquired by Wellpoint, NYSE: WLP), Achex (acquired by First Data, NYSE: FDC), and NetZero (NASDAQ: UNTD).

In addition to her investing responsibilities, Jennifer was on the investment committees for DFJ Frontier, DFJ's partner fund in California, and DFJ Tamir Fishman, DFJ's partner fund in Israel. She also served as advisor to the DFJ China and Vietnam teams.

Jennifer joined DFJ as a Kauffman Fellow in 1997, becoming partner in 1998. She began her career with Bain & Co. after spending a year teaching high school math in sub-Saharan Africa.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Jennifer graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and holds an MBA, with Distinction, from the Harvard Business School.

With an active commitment to service, Jennifer is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Castilleja School and is Chairman of the Board of the Somaly Mam Foundation. Jennifer was also a founding member of Mitt Romney’s Senate campaign staff and served on the Economic Policy Committee advising Meg Whitman’s bid for Governor of California. A mother of four, Jennifer spends weekends running around with her children.

Jennifer is a member of Class 3, and served her fellowship under mentor Tim Draper at Draper Fisher Jurvetson.