Colette Ballou

Founder of Ballou PR

Colette Ballou is an LP in venture capital funds at Cavalry Ventures, an angel investor and a proven entrepreneur. 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.

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,, 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.