Funding The Future, Today.
Future\Perfect Ventures is an early-stage asset management firm founded in 2014 by pioneering blockchain
and cryptoasset inventor Jalak Jobanputra. FPV backs entrepreneurs globally who believe that decentralized
technology and business models will lead to a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone.
We invest in founders and companies building blockchain and cryptoasset infrastructure and developer tools.
We believe that infrastructure will increase scale, security and flexibility to an unimaginable number of new use cases.
We invest in founders and companies which challenge the financial system status quo, including cryptocurrency and DeFi.
We believe that the global reach of borderless and peer-to-peer transactions gives access to financial systems and will allow every person to contribute to the world economy.
We invest in founders and companies which offer innovative financial solutions to the underbanked in developed and emerging markets.
We believe that technology is available to reimagine financial services products and their distribution.
We invest in founders and companies which offer new ways for providers and customers to interact.
We believe that online marketplace create network effects across borders with mutual benefit to users and society.
Cross-Border Payments Platform & Trading Solutions.
Blockstream: Bitcoin and Digital Asset Infrastructure.
Store, Trade, and Invest in Crypto.
Abra – Buy & Sell Bitcoin.
A Leading Marketplace for Digital Collectibles in Arts & Entertainment.
Institutional Digital Asset Platform.
APIs for a Vibrant Decentralized Future.
Share Data and Code with Partners in Real Time.
Institutional Digital Asset Platform.
Jalak Jobanputra is Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in decentralized technology. FPV’s portfolio includes Abra, Blockstream, Bitpesa, FuseMachines, Everledger and Blockchain. Jalak was awarded Institutional Investor’s Most Powerful Fintech Dealmakers from 2016-2018. In May 2018, Jobanputra was awarded Microsoft’s VC Trailblazer Award for “her early and bold” investments in the sector. She has been listed as a 100 Most Influential Fintech Leader of 2016 and 2017 based on her investment strategy at FPV. In 2017, she was cited as a “Top 5 Investor Powering the Blockchain Boom” and Crunchbase noted FPV as one of the top VC funds in blockchain “before it was cool”. Since founding the firm, she has spoken on blockchain technology, IoT, and artificial intelligence at many global conferences, including the Milken Global Institute, Dutch Development Bank/FMO Annual Mecting, and The Economist Buttonwood Gathering. She also founded Collective Future, an organization to foster diversity and inclusion in the nascent blockchain sector. FPV’s incubator FPV Labs was selected by the NYC Economic Development Corporation in January 2019 to operate the NYC Blockchain Center, a unique private-public partnership formed to serve as an access point to the growing blockchain ecosystem and collaborate with elected officials on policy initiatives. In February 2019, FPV was selected as NYCEDC’s co-investment partner in their WE Venture Program to invest in underrepresented founders.
Prior to FPV, Jobanputra was the Director of Emerging Market Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthrocapitalist fund started by Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay. Previously, she worked at Intel Capital investing in enterprise software in Silicon Valley from 1999-2003, as well as New Venture Partners and the NYC Investment Fund where she formed one of NYC’s first seed funds and helped establish the Fintech Innovation Lab in 2010. She started her career as a media/tech/telecom investment banker in NYC and London. Jobanputra is also active in supporting education reform and social entrepreneurship. She served as a Trustee of Achievement First Bushwick Charter Schools (Brooklyn). She is on the Board of Directors for the Center for an Urban Future, Advisory Board of L’Oreal’s Women in Digital Initiative, member of Mayor DeBlasio’s Broadband Taskforce, and former Access to Capital Committee member of the US Secretary of State Clinton Women’s Leadership Council. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics (concentration in Finance) from The Wharton School and a B.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School. She received her MBA from Kellogg in 1999. Her full bio can be found here, and she has been active on twitter since 2007 at @jalak.
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