Publications

Venture Capital Investors Talk Fintech

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for Bloomberg, June 2017 

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Jalak Jobanputra Talks Investing, Fintech, and the Tech Bubble

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for Forbes, June 2016 

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Not Immune From Selective Investors

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for CoinDesk, March 2016 

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Global Economic Inclusion

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for High Water Women’s 2016 Investing for Impact Symposium 

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The Future of Money is Smart Data and Decentralization

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for O’Reilly Media, October 2015

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Future Perfect VC: Emerging Markets are Bitcoin’s Best Bet

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for CoinDesk, July 2015

“This whole idea in the longer term of having an identity that you have different assets associated with and can transact with, that is very attractive as we get to a more global and cross-border world. There’s so much more movement of people and assets across borders and I think this is where the blockchain can excel.” Read more »

 

Bet on Chinese Middle Class?

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for CNBC, September 2014

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The Barefoot VC on Bitcoin, Mobile Tech, and the NYC Tech Ecosystem

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for the Observer, August 2014

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Is JD.com Really Worth $1.7B?

Jalak Jobanputra, Interviewed for Bloomberg TV, May 2014 

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

Jalak Jobanputra, Guest Post for Quartz, February 2014

“There’s an increasing realization that [FinTech] is a specialized sector,” said Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures. “It’s the realization that a lot of this does take extra time and the regulatory landscape is uncertain, and you need to invest in companies and entrepreneurs that understand that and have expertise and patience.” Read more »

 

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 »