Managing Director, techstars
Jenny Fielding is the Managing Director of the Connected Devices at TechStars. In 2006, Fielding founded a mobile startup, Switch-Mobile and she describes the subsequent years running the company as some of the best and also most difficult of her life. The company was acquired in 2008 and she transitioned back to corporate for a few years.
Fielding was most recently the Head of Digital Ventures at BBC Worldwide where she evaluated various digital opportunities and investments. One of her favorite investments, Viki, a crowdsourced video platform was acquired last year by Rakuten for $200M.
At the BBC, she also founded Labs, an in-house accelerator focused on the intersection of media and technology. Supporting her notion of diversity, she was proud of bucking the trend and selecting great female founded companies for the program. Foodity, Kosu, Social Spree, Oddizzi, Seenit, Buddy Bounce are among the portfolio. She’s also been an advisor for Women 2.0 for several years and strongly believes in the mission of supporting and encouraging women in technology.