Jennifer Jordan

Founder, Managing Director, PickAxes & Shovels LLC
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Jennifer has spent her career helping entrepreneurs and investors build valuable enterprises from cold calling asset managers and launching the first internet coverage at a Pacific Northwest investment bank, to managing investor relations for a publicly traded Santa Clara software company, to making direct venture investments in early stage Massachusetts high technology companies.

Throughout her 20 years in technology and financial services, she has worked on everything from early internet search solutions and web analytics to robotics and software used to design semiconductors. Her recent investments leverage the power of data and automation to transform industries and provide clear business advantage.

Most recently Jennifer served as Vice President at MassVentures where she led the firm's investments in Ginkgo Bioworks (synthetic biology), ClearGov (data transparency), Spiro.ai (ML and AI that lets salespeople sell), MachineMetrics (industrial IoT for advanced manufacturing), and FairMarkIT (digital procurement). Previously, she managed Investor Relations for electronic design automation company Cadence Design Systems. Before Cadence, Jennifer helped build boutique investment bank Black & Company, Inc. into a mid-tier bank acquired by Wells Fargo, where she continued as Sr. Vice President and Sr. Equity Research Analyst.