Jessica

Copenhaver

Operations Partner

Bio

Jessica is an Operations Partner at TenOneTen responsible for fund operations, investor relations, portfolio support and fundraising. Previously, she spent over 15 years advising family offices, foundations, public companies and other sophisticated investors on capital raising, asset allocation and portfolio construction. She started her career as a paralegal in securities litigation and at the White House as a staff assistant to the Social Secretary. Jessica lives in Malibu with her husband and two young sons.

Hometown + Education

Grew up in New York City; Undergrad: GW, Grad: Georgetown

What areas are you focused on as an investor?

Before TenOneTen

15 years at Citigroup as an investment banker in New York and private banker in LA. Clinton White House.

Earliest lesson learned about business?

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Nerdiest thing about you?

My husband (evidenced by our vast library of chess and math books).

Most “LA” thing you’ve done?

When it’s 68 degrees outside, I wear cashmere and turn the seat warmers on in my car.

What brought you to LA?

My twin sister.

Lessons on mentorship?

What tech gets you endlessly excited?

Space!

What tech or invention did you think of first?

Any instant deal breakers during a pitch?

Best piece of advice you've ever gotten

What was meant for me will never miss me, what misses me was never meant for me.

How do you spend time outside of work?

Enjoy my blessed and busy boy family (1 husband, 2 kids, 1 goldendoodle); attempt to meditate, run, connect with the amazing women in my life, read and sleep.

Standout moment from your founder experience?

What founder traits that get you most excited?

What are the greatest and hardest parts about being a founder?

Early lesson you learned about investing?

How many pets do you actually have?

Why did you join TenOneTen?

The opportunity to work closely with a small group of highly intelligent people who are shaping the future.

Anything else?