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Jessica Straus


Jessica works on brand & content at Carta. Her career is focused on working with others to help build a more competitive, diverse, and transparent venture capital ecosystem.

She serves as a Venture Partner at Dundee Venture Capital and Board Advisor to Poppy, Aingel, the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, the Women's Association of Venture and Equity, and the Davidson College Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Jessica earned a BA in English from Davidson College and an MBA in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts, where she was a Graduate Merit Scholar and recipient of the Graduate Chair Award.

A member of Class 22, Jessica began her fellowship at NVCA and completed it at GE Ventures. Her mentor was Kate Mitchell (Mentor Class 21), Co-Founder and Partner of Scale Venture Partners, former NVCA board chair, and founding co-chair of the NVCA Diversity Task Force.