Monica Desai

Monica Desai

Monica Desai joined Kleiner Perkins in 2018 and focuses on investments in fintech, blockchain and consumer.

  • Education MBA from the Harvard Business School; Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Mathematics and Economics.
  • Current Boards Loom
  • Prior Experience Monica spent over four years as a trader at JP Morgan in New York City, where she is currently based.

Monica Desai joined Kleiner Perkins in 2018 and focuses on investments in fintech, blockchain and consumer. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Monica led Operations & Strategy at Blockchain, where she helped the company develop an institutional platform. Monica began her career as a bond trader at JPMorgan, where she managed TMT and industrial high grade credit portfolios.

Originally from New York City, Monica holds Bachelor's Degrees in Math and Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When she's not deep in the crypto-sphere, Monica enjoys traveling to countries with spotty cell service, Chelsea art gallery crawls, and long reads of the Sunday New York Times in print.