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Kevin Colleran

Advisor

“I enjoy working with entrepreneurs who are able to project further into the future and see potential that others cannot. If you can’t imagine a world different from the one you see today, you will never be able to build a better one.”

In 2015, I began my new role as an Advisor to General Catalyst consulting on market trends and insights as well as opportunities in the venture capital industry. I was previously a Venture Partner at General Catalyst between 2011-2014 where I fell in love with investing and eventually teamed up with several friends to raise a new venture capital fund focused on seed investing.

That new fund, Slow Ventures, is a venture capital firm making small investments in more than 200 technology startups throughout the US. At Slow Ventures, we collaborate with many notable venture capital funds, including General Catalyst, to identify and support founders and companies destined to have significant impact in the world.

Prior to my career as an investor, I was one of Facebook’s first 10 employees (joining in early 2005), where I helped the social networking service grow from a small, unknown website to one of the world’s most influential global companies. As Facebook’s Global Partnership Lead, I was responsible for managing the advertising relationships with some of the world’s largest advertisers. I left Facebook in 2011 after nearly seven years, having become the most tenured employee at the company second to Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

I care deeply about entrepreneurs and have been writing for the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerators section for several years, sharing lessons I learned during my career at Facebook as well as providing thoughts on topics pertaining to entrepreneurship and technology startups.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Babson College in 2003. In 2015, I was humbled to return to the school as the Commencement Speaker and received an honorary Doctorate Degree.