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Colette Ballou

Colette is the founder and chairman of Ballou.  Previously, she opened and served as the Managing Director of each Ballou office – Paris, London and Berlin.  Along the way, Colette has guided the Ballou team through a string of well-documented client success stories including the successful entry of Facebook and Pinterest in France, of TransferWise and Flipboard in Germany, and the entry of Twilio and Eventbrite into the UK.

Among other awards and honours, Colette has most recently been named one of Europe’s Most Influential Women in the Start-up & VC Space by EU Start-ups, for the fourth consecutive year. She has also been recognised as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Technology by InspiringFifty.

2020, EU Start-Ups – Europe’s Most Influential Women in the Start-up & VC Space (award – fourth year in a row)
2020, SuperVenture – Beyond the fundraise: sustaining a transparent and strong LP/VC relationship (speaker)
2020, Arctic 15 Stockholm – LP-GP Relationship Management – (speaker)
2019, TechCrunch Disrupt – How to win Friends and Influence People – (speaker)
2018, SuperReturn – Why risk-taking millennials and proud entrepreneurs are changing European venture capital (speaker / interview)