E536: Jalak Jobanputra, Founder of FuturePerfect VC, on investing in emerging markets & technologies, & the importance of ideas that will change the world



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Joining Jason in the studio today is Jalak Jobanputra, VC/Founder of FuturePerfect Ventures with 20 years financial and entrepreneurial expertise in U.S. and global markets. Jalak, who has worked in NYC, Silicon Valley, Boston, India, Africa, and Europe, talks with Jason about a wide range of fascinating topics, including: why she’s bullish on smart data, A.I., mobile health and other leading technologies, how she picks companies to invest in, why Bitcoin is so exciting for emerging markets (and how Africa is already a leader in virtual currency), the incredible potential of Abra (overall winner of the 2015 LAUNCH Festival) and its digital cash peer to peer money transfer network, male-dominated VC culture and hope for change, women entrepreneurs thriving in Jordan, the conundrum of the Middle East, the lasting legacy of booming cities, ideas that will change the world — and much much more.

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