Jesse Draper

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Jesse Draper
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Born
Jessica Cook Draper

(1986-01-05) January 5, 1986 (age 35)
OccupationVenture capitalist, TV personality
Years active1993–present
EmployerHalogen Ventures
Notable work
The Naked Brothers Band, The Valley Girl Show
Spouse(s)Brian MacInnes
Parent(s)Timothy C. Draper and Melissa Lee (Parker) Draper[1]
Websitehalogenvc.com

Jessica Cook "Jesse" Draper (born January 5, 1986) is a venture capitalist and American TV personality.

In 2015, Draper founded Halogen Ventures to invest in female founded companies. The oldest daughter of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Timothy C. Draper, Draper began her career as an actress. Her first notable role was on the Nickelodeon series The Naked Brothers Band, which starred her cousins Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff and was created by her aunt Polly Draper.[2] She created a technology talk web show called The Valley Girl Show which she hosted, wrote, and produced with Jonathan Polenz.[3] She interviewed Sheryl Sandberg and broke the news that Sandberg had formerly been an aerobics instructor. She was also the first person to interview Drew Houston founder of Dropbox in the press. She attended UCLA.[4] In May 2014, Draper signed a distribution deal with Cox Media Group to broadcast her talk show, The Valley Girl Show, in Northern California and Seattle.[5][6] Draper is a close friend of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose company her father has invested in.

As of September 2020, Halogen Ventures has invested in 62 female led businesses including The Skimm, Hopskipdrive, Sugarfina, Glamsquad, Flex and Carbon38.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back Homeless Girl Uncredited
2006 The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Jesse Cook
American Dreams Bandstand Girl 1 episode
2007–09 The Naked Brothers Band Jesse Cook 40 episodes
2009 Ticket Out Bank Teller
2010 The Mighty Macs Mrs. Ballard
2012 It's a Disaster Woman with dog

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1982/08/15/style/melissa-lee-parker-becomes-the-bride-of-timothy-cook-draper-in-california.html
  2. ^ Laura M. Holson (June 29, 2012). "That Wacky Silicon Valley". The New York Times Company. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Sacks, Danielle (June 14, 2012). "Can VCs Be Bred? Meet The New Generation In Silicon Valley's Draper Dynasty". Fast Company & Inc. Mansueto Ventures, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Meet Jesse". Halogen Ventures. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ Swisher, Kara (May 5, 2014). ""Valley Girl" Creator Jesse Draper Strikes Deal for New Talk Show With Cox". Re/code. Revere Digital LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "The rise of femtech: women, technology, and Trump". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2017-03-01.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/jesse-draper-closes-10-million-fund-focused-on-female-founders-1513773057

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