Jules is an investor, 3-time entrepreneur and ‘intrapreneur.’ She co-founded IBM Blockchain Ventures, runs the IBM Blockchain Accelerator and was previously head of the IBM Blockchain Garage for North America. She is also co-founder and managing partner of Prose Ventures, a VC fund and “investment manager as a service” that invests in legal and compliance technologies. Jules was previously a partner at LunaCap Ventures, a venture debt fund investing in diverse founders, and was COO of gender lens investing pioneer BRAVA Investments.
Jules co-founded and led two legal tech companies: Evolve Law (acquired by Breaking Media/Above the Law), a media and events company for legal innovators, and Hire an Esquire, a venture-backed tech startup providing attorneys on-demand to law firms and in-house legal teams. She also co-founded Carbonado Group, an environmental sustainability consulting firm, and spent 7 years as an ‘intraprenuer’ helping companies including EY, Salesforce.com and Tiffany & Co. to launch and grow new business units around environmental and social responsibility.
Jules earned her BA from UCLA and her MSc from The London School of Economics. She is a Kauffman Fellow and and advisor/mentor to a variety of startups and women in tech.