Turtlesnap Ventures is an expanding global network of affiliated Turtlesnap venture capital incubators with the sole purpose of starting and developing successful for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. The Turtlesnap model is unique and brings together the resources and lessons learned from decades of successful international venture capital investing.
Turtlesnap Ventures Inc. was founded in 2000 as a means of starting and developing companies that can benefit from global trends in the 21st century. Turtlesnap has conducted a series of well regarded Turtlesnap Symposia on a wide range of technologies with the objective of building profitable enterprises around proven entrepreneurs. Often strategic and investment partners are identified at the Turtlesnap symposia as well as potential Turtlesnap mentors.
Today, Turtlesnap has adapted its systems to become a major engine for starting and building innovative new enterprises around the globe that can achieve financial and social goals. As David Rockefeller said," There is nothing inconsistent about being socially responsible on the one hand and doing what is right for the shareholders on the other."
John W. Allen CEO Also Chairman & CEO of Greater China Corp.Involved in Asia and China for over 30 years.Also, Trustee of the Chinese Cultural Foundation and a member of the China Investment Group LLC.Co-founder and CEO of Turtlesnap Ventures, Inc.Helped to found AIESEC in China and was Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, US and of AIESEC Yale.Headed the international investment subsidiary of the Bank of Boston and was Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (former head of the World Bank) at Schroder Bank and Trust. Served as a Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and as one of three Trustees of the International Science Foundation along with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson.Involved in starting and building more than 30 companies worldwide, several of which have grown into $ multi-billion enterprises.Received his BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Karen A.B. Jagoda President
Author and Internet entrepreneur.Founder and President of the E-Voter Institute, Turtlesnap Ventures, Inc. and Turtleback Interactive.Host of numerous symposia relating to the use of the Internet for political advertising and advocacy and on Global Trends In Technology.Author of a number of publications in collaboration with the New York Times and others including: Crossing the River:The Coming of Age of the Internet in Politics and Advocacy, Karen A.B. Jagoda, editor (Xlibris 2005).Received her BA in Mathematics and Political Science from Goucher College and MS in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University.
John W. Murdock CTO
John W. Murdock Global strategist and advisor to numerous international corporate, government and NGO organizations. President of MITC and co-founder of Turtlesnap Ventures, Inc. as well as the International Systems Development Corporation. Served in executive, director or advisory capacities with the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Agency for International Development and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s technology support program in Southeast Asia. While at Battelle Memorial Institute developed programs on information systems in Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. M.S. in Nuclear Physics from Iowa State University, B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Marshall University, attended Executive Management Program at Northwestern University and taught at Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies.
Jeremy Schoenfelder Director of Development
Jeremy J. Schoenfelder Experienced real estate and asset management entrepreneur. President of Sienna Partners, LLC. Managed two real estate investment funds responsible for project analysis, due diligence, acquisition and administration. Member of the Board of MITC, a NGO that analyses innovative new technologies for application in global community development projects. Received a BS in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University.
Foday Sackor President Turtlesnap Liberia
Primary areas of expertise include project management, resource management, and performance management within the US public sector. Foday began his career at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company where he assisted with the successful setup and execution of the Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology for the US Census Bureau FDCA project. Foday later served as the Financial Management and Resource Management Lead. Foday serves as the CEO of a local mentoring and tutoring company called Role Model Tutors (RMT) that provides one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and standardized test prep to elementary, middle, high school and college students struggling with their academics. Foday holds a BS from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. Foday is an accomplished speaker and recently delivered the graduation Keynote Address for the Academy of Finance (AOF), Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT).
Founders John W. Allen, Karen A.B. Jagoda, John W. Murdock