Leslie Jump Founder & CEO


Leslie Jump has over 30 years experience building, advising and investing in new companies in the United States and across the globe. She is the founder and CEO of DifferentFunds, the first platform designed and built for investing in venture funds. Prior to that, she was a partner in Sawari Ventures, LLC, a Cairo-based early stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa. She continues as an advisor to Flat6Labs, Sawari Ventures’ dedicated startup accelerator for seed stage investments. Jump has served on the Board of UP Global, a network of entrepreneurs and startup community leaders, and Ubongo, a leading children’s edutainment company reaching over 440 million children in Africa. She is an alumna of St. Johns College (Annapolis, Md. and Santa Fe, N.M.), and serves on its board of visitors and governors.


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