VCJ Fact Sheet for Venetia Kontogouris
Born: Athens, Greece Education: B.A. from Northeastern University; M.B.A. from University of Chicago
Career Path: Venetia Kontogouris joined Trident Capital in 1999 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Trident Capital, she was President of Enterprise Associates LLC, the venture capital division of IMS Health Inc. Formerly, she was Senior Vice President, Venture Development with Cognizant Corp. where she represented Cognizant in the Information Partners Capital Fund, a venture capital fund formed by Dun & Bradstreet and Bain Capital, with emphasis on the information industry and leveraged buyouts. Kontogouris has held executive positions in new product development and marketing at D&B where she was head of product development for Dun’s Marketing Services and Director of Marketing for national accounts and financial services. She also held sales management positions for AT&T and IBM. Kontogouris has also launched her own start-up company in the telecommunications industry.
Investments: Aptegrity; C-7 Group; CentrPort, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH); eCredit.com; Event Zero; Questra; Cross Media Services (FKA Saleshound); T.R.A.D.E. Vality Technology; Berkely Enterprise Partners; Avesta Technology; Viant Corp. (VIAN); Internet Profiles Corp.;, OneSource Information Services, Inc., Jostens Learning Corp; and WEFA (Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates).
Favorite book: Homer’s Iliad
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
<p .Favorite Food: Rack of Lamb
Favorite Travel Spots: Greek Islands, Alaska, Australia
Hobbies: Gardening, Art collecting
Favorite Historical Figure: Alexander the Great
Favorite quote: “Carpe diem”
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