Jessica Jackley is an entrepreneur, investor, and speaker. Her work over the last decade has focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. She is the founder of Alltruists, offering at-home, kid-friendly volunteer projects for families, and a cofounder and General Partner at Untapped Capital.
She is best known as a cofounder of Kiva, the world's first crowdfunding site for microenterprises. Kiva lets users lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs, providing borrowers affordable capital to start or expand their business. Since its founding in October 2005 Kiva has facilitated over $1.5B in loans worldwide.
Most recently, Jackley served as Chief Impact Officer at Aspiration, GP at SparkLabs Global Ventures, and an investor, advisor, and former Venture Partner with the Collaborative Fund. She also teaches Social Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business at USC and was previously a Visiting Practitioner at Stanford’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Earlier in her career, Jackley was Cofounder and CEO of ProFounder, a pioneering crowdfunding platform for U.S. entrepreneurs. The company joined forces with Good Inc. in 2010 to create new tools and experiences for their community of creators.
Her first book Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least was published in 2015. Jackley lives in Los Angeles with her husband, author Reza Aslan, and their four young children.