Global Head of Platform, ff Venture Capital

Charlotte Japp

Charlotte Japp is a German-American entrepreneur and creative leader who believes in the power of brand strategy, design, and communications to give relevance to overlooked problems in the modern world.

In her 10 year career, Charlotte has held full-time and freelance roles at VICE Media, Live Nation, TikTok, and several startups. She graduated from Georgetown University with honors.

Charlotte is currently Head of Platform at ff Venture Capital, a seed stage fund investing in FinTech, AI, B2B SaaS, and autonomy. In her role, she oversees all of ffVC’s brand marketing, as well as portfolio support for its 90+ companies in the US, Canada, Israel, and Central & Eastern Europe.

In 2018, Charlotte founded Cirkel (, a startup that aims to address ageism in the workforce and help older workers thrive along the longer lifespan. CIRKEL facilitates highly personalized cross-generational connections, offering new sources of career development and lifelong learning to siloed professionals. She has spoken at conferences around the world about the intersection of aging and work and was named a 2020 Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue. She is based in New York City.