Jessica Jackley

Co-Founder of Kiva and Profounder

Prior to ProFounder, Jessica cofounded and served as CMO of Kiva, the world's first peer-to-peer microlending platform. Since its launch in 2005, Kiva has facilitated over $200M in loans, connecting lenders and entrepreneurs in 209 countries.

Jessica is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a 2011 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and serves as an active board member on several organizations including Opportunity International, the International Museum of Women, and Allowance for Good. Currently a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Jessica has also taught Global Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business at USC.

Jessica holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Certificates in Global Management and Public Management, and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Bucknell University.

Expertise

Social entrepreneurship, micro-philanthropy, microfinance, women in business

Jessica is a trained yoga instructor, avid surfer, and believes in never checking luggage at the airport. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, author Reza Aslan and their twins.