As a certified professional coach, Jerry Colonna draws on his wide variety of experiences to help clients design a more conscious life and make needed changes to their career to improve their performance and satisfaction. He established his coaching practice in 2007. Prior to this work, Colonna was venture capitalist focused on investing in early stage technology-related startups.
In 2002, Colonna became a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners (JPMP), the private-equity arm of J.P. Morgan Chase where he led the firm’s investments in companies such as ProfitLogic Inc. Colonna served as a director at ProfitLogic until its purchase by Oracle Inc.
In January 2002, he was named co-Executive Director of NYC2012, the organization designed to secure the City’s designation as the representation in the competition to host the 2012 Olympic Games. In that year, he helped raise more than $6 million to further those efforts.
The recipient of numerous awards and a compelling speaker on topics ranging from leadership to starting businesses, Colonna has been named to Forbes ASAP’s list of the best VCs and Worth’s list of the 25 most generous young Americans. A graduate of Queens College, Colonna lives in Port Washington, New York.
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Sep, 2015||Mercato||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2015||enuma||$4M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2014||Nestio||$1.6M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||Shelby.tv||$2.2M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|May, 2012||LuckyLabs||$3.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Red Rover||$418k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2007||Mochila||$8M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2000||Small World||$16M / Venture (Lead)||Flatiron Partners|
|Feb, 2000||Urban Box Office Network||$16M / Series B (Lead)||Flatiron Partners|
|May 2, 2016||Techstars - It’s Not You, It’s The Startup Life|
|Apr 29, 2016||Points and Figures - What It’s Like To Get Your Job Automated|
|Apr 20, 2016||ROBGO.ORG - Reboot|
|Apr 13, 2016||Schlaf's Notes - A bunch of VCs went on a retreat. Here’s what happened.|
|Apr 8, 2016||Feld Thoughts - Do You Regret Failed Investments?|
|Apr 6, 2016||Points and Figures - Changes, Don’t Be Afraid of Them|
|Mar 28, 2016||A VC - The Flatiron District|
|Feb 1, 2016||Techstars - Cofounder’s Equation for Success|