Jaqueline Sacks, Partner

Jacqueline, co-founder at Balabosta Ventures, has over 15 years of experience across a number of industries, including financial services, consumer products, consumer services and childhood education, in both for-profit and non-profit contexts. Most recently, she worked with early stage companies on product development within the consumer goods sector, with a focus on idea screening, testing and development, cost analysis and customer value assessments. She has also played critical roles in overseeing marketing campaigns that span digital and print media, with a primary focus on grassroots marketing campaigns designed to increase brand awareness. Jacqueline’s background is in accounting, finance and business operations, and much of her prior career was spent restructuring business operations and financial systems to promote efficiency, increase profitability and mitigate core risks. Jacqueline graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with an Executive M.B.A. in Finance. She holds a Certificate in Accounting, also from NYU, and earned her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Jacqueline resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Unofficial Title?

I don’t know, but it can’t be good.

On my nightstand?

Truthfully? Several hair ties, half-full water bottles, an empty coffee mug, three chargers (they each have a specific purpose), lip balm, hand lotion, a baby monitor, three pens (one isn’t enough, naturally), a notebook, Thiel’s Zero to One (because it’s brilliant), two different humidifiers (still in testing mode to determine which one is better), and my iPhone…that I sleep with (yea, I know).

Cannot live without?

My morning ritual: 5am wake up, make coffee (watch it intently just in case it deviates, 3 minutes), drink coffee (best part of my day, 2 minutes), workout (30 minutes), then a big deep beautiful dive into the internet (ahhhhh) until the alarm sounds for me to wake the kids (60-90 minutes). After 8am, too many standard deviations for me to control.

Although east coast is the best coast, where else?

The East Coast is the BEST coast, but I suppose Las Ventanas with Eric, my husband, and Southern California with the family (actually, anywhere with them).

It’s brunch, what do I eat?

Coffee, and anything that’s blended—I don’t like to chew until I’ve had my second cup of coffee around noon. No, seriously.