Jesse DraperGeneral Partner, Halogen Ventures
Jesse Draper is a mother of 2 boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator
and host of Emmy nominated television series,The Valley Girl Show. Draper is a 4th generation
venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology.
Among her 50 portfolio companies, are the Skimm, Carbon38, HopSkipDrive, The Flex
Company, Eloquii (recently sold to Walmart) & Sugarfina. She stars on SET’s television series
Meet the Draper’s currently in it’s second season and has a new podcast called Lady Bosses
co-hosted by former ABC’s The Bachelor – Ben Higgins.
Draper was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in
America’. Draper has been a contributor to Marie Claire, Mashable, Forbes, and is a regular
investor and tech personality on shows including TLC’s Girl Starter, The Katie Couric Show,
Fox’s Good Day LA, CNBC’s Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor? & Freeform’s
She proudly sits on the board of directors of enterprise technology company Werk, Blue Fever,
Preemadonna (creator of the Nailbot) and the non-profit board Bizworld. Draper supports the
Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship