kbs+ Ventures - Investment Dir
Jessica Peltz is the Investment Director at kbs+ Ventures, focusing on sourcing deal flow and making investment recommendations for early stage tech startups looking to transform the media and advertising industry. She is a frequent speaker within the NYC startup community, and specializes in helping connect marketers with emerging technology. In addition to being an Astia advisor and mentor at both UpWest Labs in SF and NYCBigApps, Jessica has a global footprint and has developed strategic relationships with over 100+ startup organizations across 20+ countries worldwide. Prior to joining kbs+, she spent 10+ years working with Fortune 500 brands including Verizon Wireless, Kraft Foods, and H&M. While at Evol8tion she brokered numerous first to market startup and brand partnerships, and as a VP Integrated Media Director at Zenith was recognized as one of the original industry pioneers in the mobile space and spearheaded the strategy for multiple clients. Her cutting edge collaborations were often featured in the trades such as Mashable, Adage, Mobile Marketer, and Mediapost. Jessica has a BA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, with a double concentration in Marketing and International Relations.
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