Jenna Birch

Head of Content & Communications

Blending the creative with the analytical, curious about what makes humans tick, energized by the stories surrounding dynamic innovators.

Jenna has always loved a great story. She started her career as a magazine journalist in college, and authored her first book a few years after graduation. In 2018, Jenna was offered a role at a startup, which shifted her perspective on the evolving landscape of publishing and how she could best tell a story. With an entrepreneurial streak, she became instantly hooked on Silicon Valley and the narratives she discovered at the ground floor of innovation.

At Forerunner, Jenna is responsible for capturing the team’s ideas with a creative and intentional lens, whether through research, thought leadership, newsletter content, or tweet storm. She also guides the firm's communications strategy and works alongside portfolio companies on deal announcements and special projects.

Before joining Forerunner in 2021, Jenna served as a communications and content consultant for VCs and startups. She was also a prolific freelance journalist for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Fortune, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and Yahoo, among others. Her first book, The Love Gap, was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2018, and she holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan.