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GAIM Ops West
October 28 - 30 2024
Omni La Costa Resort & SpaCarlsbad, CA

Jessica Salinas
Chief Investment Officer at New Media Ventures


Jessica Salinas is Chief Investment Officer at New Media Ventures, an early stage impact fund investing in progressive social innovation. As CIO, Jessica is responsible for developing NMV's investment strategy, cultivating early-stage deal flow and portfolio management, building mission-driven partnerships, and leading the growth and direction of the investment team.

Previously, she was a partner at an impact fund moving the world towards zero poverty, zero disease and zero pollution. Jessica was also the founding Social Impact Lead at Headspace and the founding Director of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education Program, where she co-authored the first national research report on the “State of US Latino Entrepreneurship”.

Jessica serves on the Board of Words Uncaged, which provides programming for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in LA, and Plug in South LA, a network supporting Black & Brown entrepreneurs in LA. Jessica received her BA in Communication from Stanford and her MS in Social Entrepreneurship from USC Marshall School of Business.

Agenda Sessions

  • In conversation with an allocator, fund manager and portfolio company