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, Gay.com, Geocities, TheStreet.com, iXL Enterprises, Gamesville.com, 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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