Jenny is deeply inquisitive, just like you would expect from a former NY Times reporter. She is also highly analytical as befitting her background in applied math. And the breadth of her connections...more rivals that of a big city politician.Todd Corenson
Jenny is one of the most observational people I know, and has a knack for asking questions nobody else asks and then getting the answers to them. Her curiosity and persistence made her an exceptional writer...more and I have no doubt these traits are the cornerstone of a good entrepreneur too. James Hong
I've known J8 since my career got started back in 2005. She's been a tremendous resource, great friend, and now ace portfolio company founder. Loads of hustle - the force is strong in this one.
Jenny seemingly knows everyone, attends everything, and executes all of her various projects without missing a beat. Frankly, I'm not quite sure how she does it.
Sometimes it seems like Jenny knows literally everyone. Combine that network with a heaping cup of drive and determination, and you have a recipe for making things happen.
Jenny has a keen, insider's sense for the publishing industry and has a visionary sense for shaping this rapidly transforming industry. She is a tremendous connector who can also execute.
Jenny is resourceful, creative, and great with people. She creates exciting opportunities by bringing people together.
Jenny has an absolutely amazing network.
Co-founder · Conceived of concept, sold sponsorships, helped shape the program, marketing.
Conference around emoji with emoji film festival,… · More emoji hackathon. Attracted over 1,000 people over a weekend. Sponsors included GE, Adobe, ESPN, Timberland, Finland and Panda Express. Extensive coverage in NYTimes, WSJ, Buzzfeed, Time, Los Angeles Times.
I'm CEO of Plympton, a literary studio. I produced The Search for General Tso and wrote The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. Former reporter at The New York Times, launch team for Upworthy, judge for Knight News Challenge. Member of Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. I got the DUMPLING emoji. Seed I nvestor.
One of the youngest full reporters ever hired by The New York Times. Wrote a bestselling book, "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles," which showed fortune cookies were originally Japanese. Survived Colbert enough my appearance is used by PR firms to train clients.
Started at the ground floor of Upworthy. Helped scale Hacks/Hackers globally to 10,000 members with chapters on 6 continents. Co-created NewsFoo with O'Reilly Media and Google. Co-created NewsDiffs, now archived by the Library of Congress, at the MIT Mozilla Hackathon.
People recognize me on the streets in foreign countries from my TED talk. Was dubbed a "conceptual scoop artist" by NPR, in part for coining term "man date." An Esquire magazine "Women We Love." Negotiated six- and seven- figure deals. Serve on boards of Nieman Foundation, Hacks/Hackers, Center for Public Integrity, Asian American Writers Workshop, Awesome Foundation, New York Public Library's Young Lions committee.
Jenny is deeply inquisitive, just like you would expect from a former NY Times reporter. She is also highly analytical as befitting her background in applied math. And the breadth of her connections rivals that of a big city politician.
Vintage entrepreneur born at dawn of computer age same year IBM spun up first disk drive. Grad in hacking from Cal doing SaaS since was called timesharing.
Jenny is one of the most observational people I know, and has a knack for asking questions nobody else asks and then getting the answers to them. Her curiosity and persistence made her an exceptional writer and I have no doubt these traits are the cornerstone of a good entrepreneur too.
Founder, @pilothq • Previously founded @ksplice (acquired by Oracle), @zulip (acquired by Dropbox) • Still knows how to use git • MIT
My first encounter with Jenny was when she signed up for a trial account of our newly launched Submittable and discovered a bug within minutes! Since then, I've gone to her repeatedly for advice, and partnered with her on a few parties. She's an inspiring leader and friend. I'd follow her off a dock.
Founder @submittable • Worked at @idg, @proclarity
I've known Jenny since college; her astounding energy, determination, and savvy made her stand out in a huge field of stand-outs. Since then, I've marveled at the ascent of her career as a leading journalist, as well as her entrepreneurial work with Upworthy. It is incredibly humbling and thrilling to see her marshall her considerable talents to building a company that will transform how we consume the written word.
Forbes Midas List 2019, 2020. Managing Partner, Initialized Capital. Previously Partner at @y-combinator. Earliest investor in startups worth $45B in market cap
Jenny not only has amazing relationships with pretty much everybody, she has the most creative ideas on how to put people together, create partnerships, and cleverly get big things done quickly. Doesn't hurt she's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet either.