Jesse Draper is the Founding Partner of Halogen Ventures, an LA-based early stage venture capital fund focused on investing in female founded consumer technology. She’s a 4th generation venture capitalist (just watch the show Meet the Drapers), a former Nickelodeon star and also the creator and host of the Emmy nominated TV series, The Valley Girl Show.
But of all the hats she wears, her MAIN ROLE (and most important) is as the mother to 2 little boys.
Juggling her role as investor, “mother to companies”, mother to 2 boys, wife and more is no easy feat especially with two full-time working parents.
In Part 1, Jesse and I dive into the behind-the-scenes of her home and work life, her path from daughter of a famous venture capitalist to TV star to founder of her own venture capital firm, and her journey through motherhood.
[5:37] Jesse’s “past life” (aka pre-kid life)
[12:30] Discussion on mom founded companies
[15:42] How her priorities shifted after becoming a mom and her responsibilities as a “mother” to companies
[20:15] How she’s implementing the concepts from the book Fair Play into her marriage and household
[24:27] Areas of her life she leaves messy
[27:10] How she’s trying to invest in childcare solutions