Vanessa Colella is a Managing Director, Head of Global Venturing at Citi, with 20 years of leadership experience working at the intersection of media and technology, Vanessa has unique experience and perspective that draws upon both operating and strategic roles.

She's an analytical thinker and a quick learner, with a high tolerance for ambiguous, rapidly evolving situations. She is relentlessly bottom-line driven, having run several businesses in turnaround situations. Vanessa has managed traditional sales and marketing as well as next-generation business functions including data and analytics. She is a passionate leader, having successfully built and inspired teams in a wide variety of circumstances. In addition to her corporate experience, Vanessa is a published author and a former high school teacher.

Fund's investment verticals: information technology, big data and analytic, e-commerce, financial technology, security and enterprise technology and mobile.