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JFF Ventures

Funding technologies that build a more inclusive future of work.

 

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JFF Ventures is building a future where innovative products and solutions give everyone increased access to learning, employment, and economic advancement opportunities. We do this through:  

Connections 

Our network of forward-thinking corporate leaders is committed to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and deepen their impact.

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Community 

Our portfolio companies are part of a community of impact-oriented leaders focused on creating opportunity for learners and workers.

Meet the Portfolio Companies in our Initial Fund

 

Investments 

Our investments in early-stage companies and entrepreneurs help build inclusive technology solutions.

Read ETF@JFFLabs Annual Impact Report 2021

Introducing the JFF Ventures Corporate Innovation Council

JFF Ventures will be supported by our newly-formed Corporate Innovation Council, a group of forward-thinking leaders in talent management and development, investing, and corporate social responsibility who will advise tech entrepreneurs on how to tackle some of today’s most critical challenges related to equity, inclusion, and economic mobility.

The founding members of the Council are the following senior leaders: 

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Nikita Steals

Vice President, Tech Talent Acquisition

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Jocelyn Caldwell

Vice President, Workforce Strategy & Organizational Growth

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Todd Lewis

Vice President, Prologis Ventures

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Milan Suri

Senior Director, Distribution Growth Ventures

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Promising innovations often do not reach their full impact potential because they are not informed by potential users at large employers. Bringing together these disparate actors can supercharge impact at scale.  More specifically, the Council will drive impact for:  

  • JFF Ventures portfolio companies to drive scale and reach by receiving direct feedback from leaders who understand the market and customer needs. 

  • Council members to gain visibility into tech-based learning and work-focused innovations, advise an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, and build community among mission-aligned leaders. 

The Council’s work will be made possible through generous support from Strada Education Network. The programming experience will be designed and led by JFF’s Corporate Leadership team, in partnership with JFF Ventures.  

 

 

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Our Team

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Yigal Kerszenbaum

Managing Director

 

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Anne La

Associate

 

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Priscilla Luu

Associate

 

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Ana Maria Aristizabal

Senior Advisor

 

"JFF Ventures is a natural evolution of our efforts to bridge the divide between legacy education and workforce systems, emerging technologies, and employers that can help to ensure that no worker gets left behind.”

MARIA FLYNN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, JFF 

Get Connected

For more information about JFF Ventures and opportunities for investment, please contact Yigal Kerszenbaum. To learn more about the JFF Ventures Corporate Innovation Council, please contact Cat Ward. For all other inquiries, contact media@jff.org. 

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