Jerry Colonna (financier)

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Jerry Colonna was a venture capitalist in New York City and played a prominent part in the early development of Silicon Alley. He is currently a life and business coach and serves on the Board of Trustees at Naropa University.

Early life[edit]

Colonna attended and graduated from Queens College and Edward R. Murrow High School.


With his partner, Fred Wilson, Jerry launched Flatiron Partners in August 1996. Flatiron became one of the most successful, early stage investment programs in the New York City area, with investments in notable successes and failures such as comScore Networks, Geocities, New York Times Digital, PlanetOut, Return Path, Standard Media International, and Starmedia.

Subsequent to Flatiron, Colonna was with JPMorgan Chase, and he was named co-Executive Director of NYC2012, an organization representing New York City in the competition to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

On July 2, 2001, Colonna was named to the Advisory Board of Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club.[1]

Colonna also worked at CMG@Ventures L.P. and CMP Media Inc.


Colonna lives in Port Washington, New York with his family.


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