Managing Partner, Aligned VC
Jodi has been investing in early-stage technology companies for 17 years and is a noted wireless technology expert. A meticulous designer of market strategies and a fierce ally of entrepreneurial founders, Jodi is recognized for her thought leadership in go-to-market strategies for early-stage companies.
Prior to co-founding Aligned Partners in 2011, Jodi led the wireless sector for Voyager Capital and was co-founder and Managing Director of SCG, a pledge fund headquartered in San Francisco focusing on capital-efficient investments.
Jodi was a Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures, where she sourced and led investments in wireless data and semiconductor process control companies. Before entering the venture capital business in the late 90's, Jodi was on the founding team of three startups in North America and Europe, and she worked in the technology industry group at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Jodi graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College with a degree in STS/Physics, and she holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a columnist in venture publications and is co-author of a 2007 book on venture capital investing. Jodi's innovative work in resourceful entrepreneurship and market strategy has been profiled in case studies taught at leading business schools.
Jodi lives in San Francisco with her husband (also a technology executive) and their two daughters. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, on the Finance Committee of The Kitchen, the External Technology Advisory Board of Accenture, and the Bay Area Board of Defy Ventures. Follow her at @jodij.