Jenni joined Venture Investors as an Associate in January 2022. Prior to joining Venture Investors, Jenni served as the Managing Director for gener8tor Madison, a nationally ranked startup accelerator. She was also the Director for gBETA Madison, a pre-seed accelerator that focused on growing startups with ties to Madison, Wisconsin. During her time at gener8tor, she mentored and advised forty companies, helping them grow and raise capital. Jenni is also a former fellow for Bascom Ventures.
Before shifting her career into working with startups, Jenni began her career as an analyst for the Illinois and Wisconsin state governments, where she did extensive research on policy issues and translated scientific research related to proposed policy changes. She also spent three years working for a conservation non-profit dedicated to supporting voluntary conservation on private working land through ethics, science, and incentives.