Jesse Draper

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Jesse Draper
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Jessica Cook Draper

(1986-01-05) January 5, 1986 (age 34)
OccupationFounding Partner at Halogen Ventures
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]
Internet information
Web alias(es)halogenventures
Web hosting service(s)YouTube
Signature phrase"I'm like the Valley Girl"

Jessica Cook "Jesse" Draper is an American talk show host.

The 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 web show called The Valley Girl Show and is its host, writer, and producer.[3] She later 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, describing her as "incredible" and "changing the world".[7][8][9]


Year Film Role Notes
1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back Homeless Girl uncredited
2006 The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Herself
American Dreams Bandstand Girl 1 episode
2007–09 The Naked Brothers Band Herself 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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  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.
  7. ^ @JesseDraper (7 Sep 2013). ""An entrepreneur who is LITERALLY changing the world!"" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Dunn, Laura. "Women in Business: Jesse Draper, Creator and Host of The Valley Girl Show". Huffington Post. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ Fox, Michelle. "Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim, venture capitalist Tim Draper says". CNBC. Retrieved 25 November 2016.

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