ABOUT

ME

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JJ Ramberg is a television host,

podcast host, entrepreneur,

author and mom.

JJ Ramberg is an entrepreneur, television host, public speaker, best-selling author and mom.

She was recently named as one of Inc. Magazine's Female Founders 100 and her company, Goodpods was honored as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies (along with Reddit, Fortnite, Patreon, and Hinge).

JJ has spent her career both as a founder of tech companies and as a journalist championing female founders. As the host of MSNBC's Your Business for more than a decade, JJ was honored by organizations including the 

American Women’s Business Association and The Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives,

Goodpods is the podcast player and discovery platform where you can follow friends, influencers, and groups to see what they're listening to (think Instagram or Twitter for podcasts). It solves the #1 challenge experienced by listeners and podcasters alike - finding what to listen to.

Verified users of the Goodpods app include influencers such as Kim Kardashian, Malcolm Gladwell, Alyssa Milano, Gwyneth Paltrow and more (none of whom were paid). 

 

Lastly, because of Goodpods' ability to elevate underrepresented voices and amplify under-the-radar podcasts worldwide, the app has gained the trust of and been widely embraced by the indie podcast community.

For 12 years, JJ hosted MSNBC's Your Business, the networks' second-longest-running program (and the corresponding podcast Been There. Built That).  She interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs and business leaders to discover what works and what doesn't when growing their companies.   As a small sample, the show featured: Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Jim Koch (Boston Beer Co), John Foley (Peloton), Jamie Kern Lima (It Cosmetics), Spencer Rascoff (Zillow), and Bobbi Brown.  

JJ is also the co-founder of Goodshop which has solved the ever-annoying problem of where to find the best online coupons and deals.  And, through its innovative shopfunding platform Goodshop Give,  Goodshop has forged a relationship between retail savings and nonprofit, school, and personal campaign fundraising.  To date, Goodshop has saved shoppers more than $100 million and raised more than $14 million which has gone towards finding homes for stray dogs, building wells around the world, paying for healthcare needs and much more.  

Goodshop's sister company, DogDog.org, is a search engine that donates money to dog shelters for every search.  

 

JJ has business in her blood.  In high school, she worked for her mother and brother for their startup JOBTRAK which they sold to Monster.com a decade later.  Her father is a serial entrepreneur, founding and running a number of companies. Both her grandfathers started companies and her husband is a founder as well.  JJ is also an angel investor and a part of the Operator Collective, which has brought together 100+ of tech's most sought after (primarily women) operators, investors, and founders to invest in and accelerate the growth of the next generation b2b tech.  JJ is also a partner in a family office with a portfolio that includes investments in clean technology, consumer products, real estate, consumer tech, and other industries.  

 

JJ is also the author of two books:  The bestseller It’s Your Business and the children’s book The Startup Club.  As the mom of three kids (ages 12, 13 and 14) she is deeply passionate about teaching children business skills from a young age.  

JJ received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA from Duke University. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.