Jory Des Jardins has invested over 20 years into launching, building, and scaling disruptive media and emerging tech companies.
Currently Jory serves as CMO of Community-as-a-Service Platform Countable. Previously, she pioneered social marketing as Co-Founder and President of BlogHer, a media marketplace representing thousands of digital influencers and creators. She was the primary evangelist of social influence to agencies and brands and grew strategic partnerships with top advertisers and revenue partners.
Later, she scaled marketing organizations and programs for Ethereum venture studio ConsenSys and AWS Startups. As an investor Jory is passionate about making capital funding and business building resources available to talented, underrepresented founders. She has advised dozens of startups, and as VC in Residence at the W Fund. she focuses on “Democratizing Tech” that makes marketplaces, tech services, and business opportunities available to underserved communities.
Jory started her career in print media, and was a former book and magazine editor and blogger, she writes newsletter “This Woman’s Work”, which explores tech trends and culture, on LInkedIn, and PAUSE, personal essays on tech, marketing, fairness, and hormones, on Substack.
Hobbies & Passions: Hiking, essay writing, reading things in print