Creating cultural & social impact through entrepreneurship
54 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Jessica is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Charles River Ventures. She loves the excitement of turning a core insight into a business that has a positive impact. At the age of 19, she started Jessica's Wonders, a baked goods company, out of her college dorm room. She raised $1M in funding her senior year (with braces) and grew it to national distribution. From there, she worked at Kraft Foods in brand management. In 2008, Jessica founded BabbaCo to invest in the future of parenting by helping families spend quality time together. BabbaCo was acquired in 2014 by Barefoot Books, where she served as President for 2 years. Jessica graduated from Brown University and received her M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is a mom to three children with her husband, Peter.
*Note: Now acquired by Barefoot Books*
BabbaCo is strengthening a generation of families by providing resources for parents to actively engage with their children. The BabbaBox is a monthly box delivery that addresses the ongoing challenge of: “What do I do with my kids?” Every BabbaBox is theme-based and includes all the physical materials and know-how content to engage with kids based on their development stage, from age 3 to 7. Activities include hands-on projects, books, puzzles, games, imaginative play, and sensory activities. BabbaCo has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Parenting, and blogs like People Magazine, Daily Candy, and Urban Baby.