Jesse Draper is creator and host of “The Valley Girl Show” and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. She has produced and distributed over 300 interviews with some of the greatest minds in business, entertainment and technology including; Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jessica Alba, MC Hammer and Eric Schmidt. USA Today called the show “Must see startup TV”. After successfully hosting her talk show online for 6 years, Jesse has expanded her influence with a new television series on CBS KPIX in Northern California and has plans to roll it out nationally.
Previously a Nickelodeon star, Draper has used her comedic and acting talents to bring an approachable feel to the business world. Through Valley Girl, she has helped pioneer the way in the digital media world and has created a new distribution model for online shows. Draper is also an angel investor through her fund, Valley Girl Ventures where she does early stage seed investing in female founded startups; some of her portfolio companies include Laurel & Wolf, Move Loot, Carbon38 & Sugarfina. Jesse founded a women in business organization in association with ‘The Valley Girl Show’ which holds exclusive quarterly events across the country for networking and support of women in business. She is a contributor to SV Magazine, Mashable, Forbes.com, Huffington Post and Glam and is regularly asked to appear as a tech expert on CNBC, HLN and has also appeared on such talk shows as ‘The Katie Couric Show’. Jesse splits time between Silicon Valley and Santa Monica and is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.