Jerry Colonna –

VCJ Fact Sheet for Jerry Colonna

Born: December 14, 1963

Education: Bachelor’s from Queen’s College (1985)

Career Path: Colonna started his career as a reporter and editor with Information Week magazine (1985-1995). He then moved on to be a founding partner of CMGI@Ventures (1995-1996), and then a managing partner of Flatiron Partners (1996-2001). His last VC job was as a managing partner with JPMorgan Partners (2001-2002), which he retired from in early 2002.

Investments: OuterForce Systems, Urban Box Office Network,, Geocities,, iXL Enterprises,, VerticalOne, Abuzz Technologies, Mainspring Communications, PlanetOut Partners, Electron Economy, AppGenesys, Atomica Corp., ProfitLogic, SnapBridge Software.

Nonprofit board seats: NYC 2012 (committee to bring Olympic Games to New York), Tech Committee for the Whitney Museum, MOUSE, Board of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Fund Unit of the NYC Partnership.

Personal: Married to Barbara Chang, and has three children.

Favorite Film: Lawrence of Arabia

Did You Know? Colonna was once named one of the 25 most generous young Americans by Worth magazine.

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