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Halogen Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund focused on female founded consumer technologies.

Halogen Ventures is an LA based fund. We believe in hands on attention and plug each of our portfolio companies into a strategic network of advisors, investors and accelerators in the greater venture community. With a focus on consumer, we also add value in the entertainment, marketing and PR space to further the footprint of our brands.

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*We believe entrepreneurs are the salt of the Earth.

Meet Jesse

Jesse Draper is founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of 2015 Emmy nominated television series,“The Valley Girl Show”.  Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Her portfolio includes Laurel & Wolf, Carbon38, Naya Health, HopSkipDrive, The Flex Company & Sugarfina. Through her show she’s helped pioneer the way in digital media and has an initiative to interview 50% women in technology. Previously a Nickelodeon star, Draper has used her comedic talents to bring an approachable feel to the technology world, has produced and distributed over 300 interviews with some of the greatest minds in technology and beyond (including; Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jessica Alba, MC Hammer and Eric Schmidt) and was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’. USA Today called the show “Must see startup TV”Draper is a contributor to Marie Claire, SV Magazine, Mashable, Forbes.com, and is a regular investor and tech personality on shows including ‘The Katie Couric Show’, Fox’s ‘Good Day LA’, CNBC’s ‘Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor?’ & Freeform’sStartup U.  She proudly sits on the board of directors of Werk, the advisory board of Bizworld and is on the Chairman’s board of SurfAir. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship community. She is a new mom, a graduate of UCLA and a Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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Meet Jesse

Jesse Draper is founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of 2015 Emmy nominated television series,“The Valley Girl Show”.  Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Her portfolio includes Laurel & Wolf, Carbon38, Naya Health, HopSkipDrive, The Flex Company & Sugarfina. Through her show she’s helped pioneer the way in digital media and has an initiative to interview 50% women in technology. Previously a Nickelodeon star, Draper has used her comedic talents to bring an approachable feel to the technology world, has produced and distributed over 300 interviews with some of the greatest minds in technology and beyond (including; Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jessica Alba, MC Hammer and Eric Schmidt) and was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’. USA Today called the show “Must see startup TV”Draper is a contributor to Marie Claire, SV Magazine, Mashable, Forbes.com, and is a regular investor and tech personality on shows including ‘The Katie Couric Show’, Fox’s ‘Good Day LA’, CNBC’s ‘Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor?’ & Freeform’sStartup U.  She proudly sits on the board of directors of Werk, the advisory board of Bizworld and is on the Chairman’s board of SurfAir. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship community. She is a new mom, a graduate of UCLA and a Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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Portfolio

BeautyCon

An engaged and connected global community of content creators, celebrities, brands and fans.

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Block Cypher

BlockCypher is the industry's leading Blockchain Web Services (BWS) provider.

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Carbon38

Carbon38 is the premiere destination for active fashion.

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Eloquii

ELOQUII is the pioneering e-commerce destination for contemporary fast fashion in sizes 14 to 28 that is transforming the way plus-size women dress and participate in fashion.

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The Flex Company

The Flex Company is the leader in innovation for feminine care, and maker of FLEX, a tampon replacement.

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Handwriting.io

Handwriting.io is reimagining the way the world communicates by bringing the personal touch of handwriting back into our busy digital lives.

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HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive is the safe and dependable ride service that helps parents get their kids where they need to go when they're not able to do so themselves.

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L.

L. makes award-winning personal care products that improve the lives of women worldwide.

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Naja

Naja is a socially impactful and data driven base-layer company based in Colombia.

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Naya

Data driven products for modern moms.

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Senreve

Inspired by women who do it all, a direct to consumer handbag brand that combines luxury and functionality.

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Sugarfina

Sugarfina is a gourmet candy boutique for grown-ups with a fresh and fashionable approach to confections.

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Vida

Vida is a collaboration between artists and producers around the world to create original, inspiring products at scale - each with a unique story.

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Werk

Werk is the go to destination for flexible, career building jobs.

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Seedling

We create beautiful, innovative family lifestyle products.

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Peek.com

We help you to discover and book amazing things to do.

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Barn and Willow

We are questioning the obvious and disrupting traditional retail.

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Bulletin

We help indie creatives make a living doing what they love.

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PartySlate

PartySlate is a website that helps people planning larger-scale events find new ideas and the best local event professionals. Venues, event planners, floral companies, caterers, and photographers can easily post their photo portfolio to the site in minutes to build their brand and drive new leads.

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Inked Brands

Inked powers influencers, turning their followers into customers, through their proprietary ecommerce platform and end-to-end business solutions.

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Dog Parker

Dog Parker is making life easier for urban pet parents by empowering any retailer to become a dog-friendly destination.

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Clover Letter

Clover Letter delivers inspiring, empowering, and actually-relevant news straight to your phone. We'll make your day better, every day.

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Levo League

Levo arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs.

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Armoire

Armoire is a ‘wardrobe as a service’ for the modern bosslady.

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Tentrr

Tentrr.com is a marketplace that connects campers, landowners and local businesses.

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The Relish

The Relish is a new voice for female fans, delivering all the sports news you need to know fresh into your inbox every Monday and Thursday morning.

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Limited Partners

We partner with the best in the biz.

Our limited partners are very involved and add significant value to our fund in numerous industries including fashion, healthcare, software, hardware and retail.

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