Jamie Wong

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor

Jamie Wong is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor who believes in the power of storytelling to bring unexpected voices and ideas to life.

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Narrative Fund

Partner at Narrative Fund with Erik Blachford investing in early stage technology startups that generate a net positive impact on the world.

Vayable

Founder and CEO of Vayable, a travel startup that helped transform the industry’s attitude and approach to travel.

Project Empathy

Founder and CEO of Vayable, a travel startup that helped transform the industry’s attitude and approach to travel.

Paramita

Founder and CEO of Vayable, a travel startup that helped transform the industry’s attitude and approach to travel.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program that looked at politics, pop culture, sports and entertainment through a sharp, reality-based lens. Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever covered the day's top stories like no one, using footage, field reports and guest interviews to deliver fake news that was even better than the real thing.

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11 is a 2004 American political documentary film directed, written by, and starring filmmaker, director and political commentator Michael Moore. The film takes a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the war in Iraq, and its coverage in the media. The film debuted at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and received generally positive reviews from critics. The film was also awarded the Palme d'Or,[2] the festival's highest award. The film is the highest grossing documentary of all time.

The Persuaders

In "The Persuaders," FRONTLINE explores how the cultures of marketing and advertising have come to influence not only what Americans buy, but also how they view themselves and the world around them. The 90-minute documentary draws on a range of experts and observers of the advertising/marketing world, to examine how, in the words of one on-camera commentator, "the principal of democracy yields to the practice of demography," as highly customized messages are delivered to a smaller segment of the market.

About

Jamie Wong is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor.

She is a partner at Narrative.Fund where she and Erik Blachford invest in early-stage technology startups with a focus on the double bottom line.

As the founder and CEO of the venture-backed startup Vayable,  Jamie created a global marketplace in more than 1000 cities in 100 countries, transforming how people experience travel.

Together with CNN's Van Jones and Google, she created Project Empathy, a series of virtual reality narratives that allow the public to experience what it's like to be a victim of the U.S. prison system.  Jamie has been named a Forbes "Up and Comer," Business Insider’s "Top Founders to Watch" and Huffington Post's Top 50 Nontechnical Founders and is an alumni of the world-renowned startup accelerator,  Y Combinator.  Jamie has appeared on major news networks such as CBS, BBC, CNN and Bloomberg, and her writing has been published in Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Sundance Channel Digital.

She has a Masters Degree in journalism from Columbia University and formerly worked as a producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (helping the show win two Emmys and a Peabody Award during her tenure),  Michael Moore (helping win the Palm d'Or at Cannes for Fahrenheit 9/11) and Ark Media.After a decade as a storyteller for Emmy and Oscar-award winning shows and films, Jamie brought her storytelling chops to top global brands and products, writing for Adobe, Boku, Comcast, Nike Women, JobVite and Juniper Networks. 

Jamie completed her graduate studies at Columbia University where the dean of the journalism school awarded her with the Chancellor Scholarship for academic achievement and leadership in broadcast journalism. Her Master's Project was an investigative piece on post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans and the impact social and political conditions have on recovery.

She received her Bachelor's degree with honors in History from Wesleyan University, where the President awarded her the Butterfield Prize for her quality of character, leadership, intellectual commitment and concern for the community. She also received the Dana Grant to conduct an internship that bridges public and private enterprises. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the impact of political exile on consciousness of twentieth-century Spanish intellectuals and artists.  Jamie served on the Faculty Hiring Committee, was Co- Editor-in-Chief of the Undergraduate History Journal and sang in Ebony Singers, the university's gospel choir.  She studied history, politics, art and psychology in Madrid and Barcelona.

Jamie’s nonprofit work spans decades. Her first job out of college was at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund as a paralegal and prior she worked for the president of  Action Against Hunger in Paris and interned in the United States Congress in Washington DC. She has volunteered in Honduras, Israel and the West Bank for with American Jewish World Service, as a tutor for underprivileged children in Connecticut, as an ESL teacher in New York City Chinatown.  She has visited more than 40 counties.

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