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Jessica Kim

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Jessica Kim is the Co-Founder of ianacare, a virtual care team for caregivers. This new venture was sparked by Jessica’s experience being a full-time caregiver for her mom battling cancer. 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 through subscription activity boxes. BabbaCo was acquired in 2014 by Barefoot Books, where she served as President for two years before becoming an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Charles River Ventures. Jessica was honored as Crain’s Top 40 under 40 and currently serves as a Venture Partner at Praxis, the inaugural EIR at Brown University, and an advisor to several startups. Jessica graduated from Brown University and received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Boston with her three awesome children and husband, Peter.

From Jessica Kim

Love is the Alpha & the Omega of Startups