Jalak Jobanputra is the founder and managing partner of Future Perfect Ventures, noted by Crunchbase as one of the top VC funds in blockchain, and was founded in 2014 as one of the first venture capitalists to specifically fund blockchain technology, including seed investments in Blockstream, Blockchain.com, Civic, Aza (BitPesa), Everledger, Current, The Graph, Abra, and Curio. Born in Nairobi and of Indian descent, Jalak has been investing in emerging markets for her entire career and bridging the global technological innovation gap between places like Africa and Silicon Valley. To that end, Jalak also founded Collective Future, an organization to foster diversity and inclusion in the nascent blockchain sector. She was awarded Institutional Investor’s Most Powerful Fintech Dealmakers (2016-2018) and Microsoft’s VC Trailblazer Award (May 2018). Jalak is listed as a 100 Most Influential Fintech Leader (2016 and 2017) and was cited as a “Top 5 Investor Powering the Blockchain Boom.” As a visionary and thought leader in the blockchain and crypto space, Jalak has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Refinery29, and Fox Business News, among others.