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January Ventures was founded by operators turned investors who believe in an equal opportunity tech ecosystem

We bow down to the entrepreneurs out there. They are dreaming big. Trying to change the world. Riding the ups and downs. They give us energy, motivation and hope.


In return, we give our guidance, thought partnership, investment, and introductions joyfully. If we can make the process of creating something from nothing just a little bit easier, then we’ve done some good. If we can get them the attention, opportunities and returns their world changing ideas deserve, then we’ve lived our mission.


Jennifer Keiser Neundorfer


Jen is an operator turned investor who has backed over 50 early stage startups. As Partner and Cofounder of Flashstarts, an early stage venture fund in the Midwest, she discovered her passion for investing in visionary women at the earliest stage of their entrepreneurial journeys. As an operator, she launched and scaled media and advertising businesses at 21st Century Fox and YouTube. She is a mother to two young children and juggles the demands of being a working mom. She has an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Harvard.

Maren Thomas Bannon


Maren is an entrepreneur at heart who has been building tech businesses for the past 15 years. Previously, she was CEO and Cofounder of LittleLane. Her operating experience also includes leadership roles at health tech startups as well as leading consumer marketing for a $1B product at Genentech. She is the mother to three young daughters and feels energized each day by her vision of creating a different world for them. She has an MBA from Stanford and an Engineering degree from Dartmouth.

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Lizzie Carr

Investment Associate

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Marlíse Arellano

Venture Fellow

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Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie

Community Manager

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Ann Bordetsky

Partner @NEA

Prev: @Rival @Uber @Twitter

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Rachel Kim

Marketing @Wonolo

Prev: @Gusto @Shuddle

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Salle Yoo


Prev: CLO @Uber

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Julia Collins

Cofounder @Planet FWD and Cofounder @Zume Pizza

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Past venture fellows

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