Jean is an active angel investor and the 2014 recipient of the Hans Severiens Award, the highest award for U.S. angel investors, by the Angel Capital Association. She was the co-founder of the Boston forum of Golden Seeds (which invests in women owned/managed businesses) and a member of Launchpad Venture Group and Hub Angels. Jean has an active portfolio and has served on the Board or as a Board-level advisor with over 30 of these firms.
Jean is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the high-tech industry. She co-founded AXON Networks, a pioneer in network management solutions, which was acquired by 3Com. Jean also founded and served as CEO of Quarry Technologies with a team from the GTE Internetworking / BBN Technologies SuperRouter project.
More recently, Jean is a co-founder and partner of LearnLaunch, comprised of LearnLaunch Institute, Accelerator, and Campus, which together support the growth of the Edtech cluster and the innovative firms in this sector. LearnLaunch Institute provides classes, meetups, and conferences. LearnLaunch Campus is a collaborative co-working space for companies in learning and education, while LearnLaunch Accelerator provides world-class mentoring to a select cohort of high-growth Edtech startup companies.