Jessica Peltz-Zatulove is a Partner at MDC Ventures, where she focuses on investments in early stage startups that address the needs of the Modern CMO. As a Madison Avenue veteran turned Venture Capitalist, Jessica has a unique perspective with a blend of advertising, entrepreneur, and venture experience. She's sourced investments including Msg.ai, Catch & Release, Mezzobit (acquired by OpenX), and Lively.
Jessica is a well known thought leader with relationships at over 500+ startup organizations and venture funds across 20+ countries. In addition to being featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and popular podcasts - she's been named one of "NYC's 100 Most Influential People in Tech”, “35 People in NYC Tech to Watch”, and a Rising Star by Global Corporate Venture. She’s also a strong advocate for gender diversity and inclusion in the community, and runs both the women in VC group in NYC (now 225+ women), and created the global directory for women in VC (now scaled to 550+ women across 6 continents). Jessica is also a mentor at ERA, one of NY’s top accelerators, and #BuiltByGirls, a program for promising young women in high school interested in technology careers.
Prior to joining MDC, she specialized connecting marketers with emerging technology and spent 10+ years working with Fortune 500 brands including Verizon Wireless, Kraft Foods, and H&M. At Evol8tion, she helped startups secure their first customers through brand partnerships, and as a VP at Zenith Media was recognized an industry pioneer in the mobile space; her cutting edge collaborations were often featured in Mashable, Adage, Mobile Marketer, and Mediapost.
Jessica has a BA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, with a double concentration in Marketing and International Relations. She lives on the UWS of Manhattan with her husband and baby daughter.
A Startup Revamping Radio
CNBC [May 29th, 2015]
Ad tech company Rocket Fuel sold for a fraction of its peak $2 billion valuation, and it marks the end of an era
Business Insider [July 18th, 2017]
MDC partners announcs collaborative venture capital fund
Adweek [June 8th, 2017]
BuiltIn NYC: 5 NYC CEOs, founders and VCs reveal their tech predictions for 2017
BuiltInNY [January 23, 2017]
Global Corporate Venturing: Rising Star Award
Global Corporate Venturing: [January 2017]
9 Huge Digital Trends That Helped Shape 2016’s Triumphs and Struggles
Adage [Dec 2016]
'Venture capital is a very human business' - Jessica Peltz-Zatulove, partner, KBS Ventures
The Drum [Nov 2, 2016]
17 Women Shaping VC in NYC
BuiltInNY [Nov 2016]
35 People in NYC Tech to Watch
BuiltinNY [May 2016]
Risk and Reward
Fox Business [April 2015]