Publications

Why the Acquisition of WhatsApp is a Wakeup Call for American Business

Jalak Jobanputra, guest post for Quartz, February 2014
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We’re in a Valuation Bubble: It’s Cool!

Jalak Jobanputra, interviewed for Marketplace Radio/NPR, January 2014

When people talk about Silicon Valley or venture capitalism a question that gets raised a lot is, “Are we in a bubble?” Traditionally, that means investors pay a lot more for a company than it’s intrinsically worth — sometimes by as much as a billion dollars. But venture capitalist Jalak Jobanputra is making a novel argument. Yes, we’re in a bubble, she says. But maybe those crazy price tags are accurate.Read more »

Three Reasons We Are in a Valuation Bubble

Jalak Jobanputra, guest post for Quartz, January 2014
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The Mobile Payments Opportunity

Jalak Jobanputra, interviewed by Seeking Alpha, June 2012
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Why Think Global?

Jalak Jobanputra, guest post for NASDAQ Tumblr, March 2012
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Here’s Where I See Tech Going in 2012

Jalak Jobanputra, guest post for Business Insider, January 2012

2011 was a watershed year for technology throughout the world , with technology enabling collaborative consumption, mobile marketing, empowered individuals, social commerce and disruption in the education sector.  2012 is poised to be even more exciting.  What’s in store?  Read more »

Fashion is the New Black Online

Jalak Jobanputra, guest post for Venture Beat, July 2010

Historically the fashion industry has been slow to adopt technology, so most venture investors have stayed away from investments in the sector. But that has begun to change. Entrepreneurs are focusing on fashion-related online services, and more customers are willing to buy fashion items over the Internet, and investors are following. Read more »

Testimony Before the City Council Committees On Technology in Government and Economic Development

Jalak Jobanputra, December 2009

The New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) is the investment and economic development arm of the Partnership for New York City, the city’s business leadership organization. The Fund was the vision of Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., who whose goal was to mobilize the city’s financial and business leaders to help build a stronger and more diversified local economy. To that end, the Fund has built a network of top experts from the investment and corporate communities who help identify and support New York City’s most promising entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Read more »