Julia Jaskólska joined HarbourVest in 2023 to help lead the firm’s strategy and growth initiatives. Julia joined from CalPERS, where she served as an investor on the private equity direct/co-invest team, as well as ESG Lead for PE. In her investing role, she deployed capital into buyout, growth, and VC companies across sectors, with a particular focus on B2B technology and climate. In her ESG role, she co-led a successful effort to create and scale the ESG Data Convergence Initiative, the PE industry’s first integrated approach to standardizing and quantifying ESG reporting.
Before CalPERS, Julia was a tech PE investor at Francisco Partners, a management consultant at Bain & Co., and a founder of a fin-tech company.
Julia earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MPhil in Sustainability from the University of Cambridge, and a BS in Materials Engineering from MIT. She is a native speaker of Polish with intermediate fluency in Spanish.