Jules is an investor, 3-time entrepreneur, corporate executive and ‘intrapreneur.’ She is Partner and US Lead for Mindset Ventures, investing in seed - Series B enterprise tech startups.
Previously Jules co-founded IBM Blockchain Ventures, launched and ran two IBM Blockchain Accelerators with Columbia University and was head of the IBM Blockchain Garage for North America. Prior to that she was a partner at LunaCap Ventures, a venture debt fund investing in diverse founders, and was COO of gender lens investing pioneer BRAVA Investments.
Jules co-founded and led two legal tech companies: Evolve Law (acquired by Breaking Media/Above the Law), a digital media and events company for legal innovators, and Hire an Esquire, a venture-backed tech startup providing attorneys on-demand to law firms and in-house legal teams. She also founded Carbonado Group, an environmental sustainability consulting firm, and spent 7 years as an ‘intraprenuer’ helping companies including EY, Salesforce.com and Tiffany & Co. to launch and grow new business units around environmental and social responsibility.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jules earned her BA from UCLA and her MSc from The London School of Economics. She does does a variety of advising, investing, speaking, writing and consulting activities through Prose Ventures. Jules is a Kauffman Fellow and an advisor/mentor/board member to enterprise tech startups and women in tech/VC.
Jules is a member of Class 22. She served the first year of her fellowship at at LunaCap Ventures and the second at the IBM Blockchain Ventures. Her mentors were LunaCap Managing Director Paul Capon and HBCUvc Managing Director Jorge Torres (Class 16). She is co-host of the Blockchain SIG.