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Jenny Fielding (she/her)

Managing Partner, The Fund

Jenny Fielding spent the last 7.5 years as the Managing Director at Techstars NYC where she sourced, coached and invested in hundreds of early stage startups including a few that have achieved unicorn status. In 2018 she founded The Fund, a unique community of founders and operators who support the next generations of local entrepreneurs. The Fund is now one of the most active pre-seed investors with $20M AUM across 180 investments. Previously, Jenny headed up Corporate Venture and Innovation at BBC Worldwide where she made strategic investments and led internal incubation projects. Jenny was an early founder in the mobile space where she built apps in VoIP and mobile marketing. She began her career as a lawyer, spent time in banking at JP Morgan and is a graduate of Columbia University and the Kauffman Fellowship.


Speed Circles

July 13, 2022  5:25 PM – 6:25 PM
Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice. See more.

Investor AMA

July 14, 2022  8:00 PM – 8:40 PM
Here’s your chance to ask investors anything you want (except “will you fund my company?”—that’s what the rest of Startupfest is for!) From how they became VCs, to what they look for in companies, and how you can take advantage of everything they can offer. What’s the best way to attract the best investors? What can they offer beyond just money? What keeps them up at night—you can ask them anything. See more.

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