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JJ Ramberg is a television host,

podcast host, entrepreneur,

author and mom.

JJ Ramberg is an entrepreneur, television host, podcast host, entrepreneur, 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. 

For 13 years, JJ hosted MSNBC's Your Business, the networks's 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.  

She also hosted the BBC World News series Follow the Food which addresses the issues around how we will produce enough food to feed the world in the face of climate change, a growing population and environmental degradation. 

JJ is more than just a journalist who covers entrepreneurship, though.  She is a two-time co-founder who, with her brother Ken, launched both Goodpods and Goodshop.

Goodpods is a new app where people can follow their smartest, funniest most curious podcast-loving friends to find out what they are listening to -- by episode.  It also gives listeners a space to discuss their favorite shows and episodes and interact with their favorite podcast hosts.  


Goodshop 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 has been honored for her work by organizations including the American Women’s Business Association, Self Magazine, The Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, Small Business Influencers and the New York Enterprise Report.


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