Jessica Cook Draper
January 5, 1986
|Occupation||Venture capitalist, TV personality|
|The Naked Brothers Band, The Valley Girl Show|
|Parent(s)||Timothy C. Draper and Melissa Lee (Parker) Draper|
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. She created a technology talk web show called The Valley Girl Show which she hosted, wrote, and produced with Jonathan Polenz. 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. 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. Draper is a close friend of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose company her father has invested in.
|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|
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- 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.
- "Meet Jesse". Halogen Ventures. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
- 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.
- "The rise of femtech: women, technology, and Trump". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2017-03-01.