Monica Jain, founder and executive director of Fish 2.0 and Manta Consulting inc., is dedicated to growing networks that bring together her top passions: fisheries and the oceans, finance, and impact investment. She launched Fish 2.0 in 2013 to create a network of quality entrepreneurs and investors who could grow the sustainable seafood sector. Since then, she has worked with over 400 entrepreneurs, 300 investors, and 40 sponsors to grow Fish 2.0.
Monica was named a White House Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood in October 2016 for her achievements with Fish 2.0 and her longstanding work advancing ocean conservation and sustainable seafood. Her career spans 30 years and 4 continents, encompassing marine biology, philanthropy, venture capital, banking, and international development in such far-flung locales as New Zealand, Madagascar, Latin America, and Spain, as well as the United States.
Alongside Fish 2.0, she continues her work as a strategic advisor and consultant to foundations, investors, and corporations, helping them launch initiatives and build partnerships. She has supported the development of corporate sustainability strategies, spawned philanthropic initiatives, and helped dozens of companies find aligned investment. Monica holds degrees from Stanford University and the Wharton School of Business.