Jodi Sherman Jahic
Jodi Sherman Jahic is a co-founder and General Partner of Aligned Partners, a venture capital firm investing in capital-efficient startups. With over a dozen years of experience as a venture capitalist, Jodi invests in innovative early-stage entrepreneurs and brings particular expertise in wireless communications and go-to-market strategy to her investments.
Previously, Jodi was Managing Director of Sherman Capital Group, a pledge fund based in San Francisco. During her tenure, SCG built its initial portfolio and achieved top-decile returns for its investors. Prior to forming Sherman Capital Group in 2008, Jodi was a Principal and Venture Partner at Voyager Capital in Menlo Park, California. Beginning in 1999, Jodi served her fellowship at Battery Ventures, where she invested in early-stage companies in wireless data, semiconductor process control, and communications software.
Jodi's history includes over 15 years in the wireless industry as both operator and investor. Before entering the venture capital business, Jodi was on the early operating team of three startups in Europe and North America. She also worked in the technology industry group at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), managing projects for clients such as Pacific Bell (now AT&T), Sun Microsystems, and Motorola Semiconductor Products (now Freescale).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jodi graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College with a concentration in physics and holds an MBA in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jodi is a reular speaker and panelist on the topics of wireless communications and venture investment. Jodi is a frequent columnist in industry publications and is a co-author of the book Telecommunication Venture Capital Best Practices. She serves on the Executive Council for Astia and on the Board of Advisors for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs as well as Springboard in Silicon Valley.
Jodi lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two young daughters.
Jodi is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 5 and served her fellowship under mentor Ollie Curme at Battery Ventures in Wellesley, MA.