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Jen van der Meer

Chief Strategy OfficerLuminary Labs

Jen van der Meer is Chief Strategy Officer at Luminary Labs, where she consults with Fortune 100 companies, and Managing Member of Luminary Labs Ventures, where she invests in startups that have the potential to transform industries. A former Wall Street Analyst and Economist, Jen has held executive management roles at Organic and Frog Design and Dachis Group.

Jen is actively engaged in the local startup community in New York City, and is an active supporter of the open data movement. She is an Adjunct Professor at NYU ITP, where she runs the VC Pitchfest and teaches LeanLaunchpad, and also teaches at SVA’s Products of Design. She writes and speaks on the topic of strategy in a data-driven age, enterprise inonovation, entrepreneurship, fundraising, design thinking, and social capital.

Jen has a BA in comparative religion from Trinity College, and an MBA from HEC in Paris.