Jackie Kennedy is a Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting early-stage founders through technical guidance, fundraising advice, and mentorship. She focuses on startups who participate in Y Combinator and early-stage accelerators. Additionally, Jackie is a Venture Product Partner at Afore Capital, a pre-seed early-stage investor based in San Francisco with investments including Petal, Modern Health, and Overtime.
Prior to AWS, she ran the Global Startup Program at DigitalOcean ($208M+ raised from a16z and others) that helped 7,000+ founders get started quickly and build. She co-founded Oasys, an automated retail startup out of the Harvard Innovation Lab, and raised $1.2M in VC funding from notable investors including Mark Cuban, Fairhaven Capital, and InkWell. Jackie started her career as Mark Cuban’s US Portfolio Manager, managing 10+ startup investments and east coast deal flow.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, FINANCE & INVESTMENT, TECHNOLOGY