Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson

Founder and CEO-, Founder- Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator (WIM), Angel Investor, Investor in Golden Seeds Fund 2, prior Investment Banker 20+ years including health care internet

New York, New York, United States
Accredited investor
Member since January 31, 2012
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  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $25,000 - $50,000
Typical investments in a year 2
Investments partners WIM Accelerator, Golden Seeds
Categories of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor
Investments made, Golden Seeds, Loudly, Merimack Pharmaceutical, Giaim Media, Hat Size Cloud, SQL Vision
1980 Columbia Business School , MBA , Finance

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur and Investor

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Pickie and my own company--

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

create something out of nothing, finding star team

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

raise too much money, grow too fast, no value proposition

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

hire the best, do trial periods

Full bio

Moved by her strong desire to see women achieve success through the
founding of companies, Deborah Jackson is the Founder and CEO of and a Founder of the Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator.

Deborah earned her MBA from Columbia Business School in 1980 and began
her career at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker. Before she
retired from her 21 year career in investment banking, Deborah
launched the healthcare technology and internet practice at Shattuck
Hammond Partners in the mid 1990s.

In early 2011, she founded JumpThru, a for-profit company whose purpose is to encourage more women to use and build technology.  JumpThru launched platforms such as: Blue Glue, a white label private social network: and My Tech Letter, a subscription based letter focused on women in technology.

For the past 10 years, Deborah has been active in early stage
companies both as an investor and founder.  She was a member of New
York New Media in the late 1990s where she made her first early stage
company investments.   Her investment portfolio spans from cloud
technology, consumer internet, mobile technology companies and drug discovery.

Deborah's achievements have been recognized in publications and
organizations including: Fast Company, League of Extraordinary Women,
August 2012; Forbes, Women Changing the World VCs/Entrepreneurs,
August 2012; Columbia Venture Community CVC 30 list, November 2011;
Mashable 44 Female Founders to Know, August 2012. 

You can follow her on Twitter @dbdj1007.