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Colette Ballou is an entrepreneur, angel investor and limited partner.
Years ago, she started Ballou PR, a European communications and strategy agency that works with high-growth technology and technology-enabled companies, as well as technology investors. As Ballou PR is at the meeting point of business and media, the company has been early adopters of leading technologies and monitored their development. Along with her Ballou PR colleagues, she forecasts trends, understands and examines human behaviour, and uses these insights to position businesses for high growth.
Companies she’s worked with include 83 North, Accel Partners, AOL Networks, Autonomy, Badoo, Box, Criteo, Duolingo, Emailvision, Eventbrite, Evernote, Facebook, Flipboard, GoEuro, GP Bullhound, HotelTonight, Infectious Media, Lakestar, Pinterest, Seatwave, SendGrid, Shopping.com, Stack Overflow, Stripe, TechCrunch Disrupt, TransferWise, Twilio, Unruly Media, Waze, WhatsApp, White Star Capital, Wildfire Interactive, Yelp and Zendesk.
Ballou PR’s success has allowed her to invest in start-ups and venture capital firms, and has also given her exposure to thousands of different business models, so that she knows what works, what doesn't, and what to watch for. Most recently, she’s become a limited partner in Berlin-based Cavalry Ventures, which she guides to become a more reflective venture capital firm, placing diversity in the center of their investment thesis.