Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley is a venture partner at Collaborative Fund. She is also the founder & CEO of Profounder as well as the co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer online microlending service.

Jackley spent three years in the Stanford Business School’s Center for Social Innovation and Public Management Program, where she helped launch the inaugural Global Philanthropy Forum. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Bucknell University and an M.B.A from Stanford Business School.

Jackley and Matt Flannery founded Kiva Microfunds in October 2005. Kiva is an organization that allows people to lend money to small local businesses in developing countries and in the United States. Jackley has worked in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with Village Enterprise Fund and Project Baobab.