Victoria Grace is a founding partner of Colle Capital Partners LP, an opportunistic, early stage technology venture fund. Previously she was a partner at Wall Street Technology Partners LP, a $125mm mid stage technology fund. Before that she was a Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Private Equity Group. Victoria has extensive experience in originating, structuring and monitoring venture capital transactions.
Victoria has worked with, and made investments in a broad range of companies, including enterprise software, wireless technologies, medical devices, health IT, FinTech, hardware, virtual reality and D2C retail companies. Victoria is especially passionate about companies that have a strong ESG focus. She has evaluated and invested in the companies worldwide. Notable investments that Victoria either led or worked closely with include Apriso (acquired by Dassault Systemes), bitpesa, Bread Finance (acquired by Alliance Data), CargoX, Concourse (acquired by EAB), Coast, Collectiv Food, Doctor.com (acquired by Press Ganey), Dukkantek, EnsoData, Findigs, Frete, Haystacks.AI, Hyliion (NYSE: HYLN), Imagemover, JunoDX, Maven Clinic, MaxBone, MetaStorm (acquired by OpenText), Netki, Numan, NWO.AI, QMerit, Radar, Sensydia, SkopeNow, Swiftmile, Syft (acquired by Indeed) and Vergent Bioscience.
In addition, Victoria co-founded Work It, Mom! LLC, a network site for professional moms with an advertising revenue model. She co-managed the company for five years, until it was merged into another content company in NYC.
Prior to joining Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, Victoria was with a Los Angeles-based venture capital/incubator firm focused in the emerging technology, Internet, and biotech fields. Earlier, she worked in the investment banking division of Salomon Brothers in New York, where she participated in M&A advisory assignments and capital raising for commercial banks and finance companies.
Earlier in her career, Victoria did cancer related research at the National Institutes of Health. Her research was published in well-respected science magazines. Victoria was also a research assistant at the Washington University School of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department. There she analyzed statistics and data recorded from activation of the sinus node of the heart.
Victoria received a B.A. in economics and biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, winning both a Florence Moog Academic Science Scholarship and a Mabel Blake Academic Science Scholarship.
Victoria has been serving on the board of Vostok New Ventures, an investment company with presence in Sweden from 2015 to 2021. Vostok New Ventures focuses on European and emerging markets companies with strong network effects. Victoria also sits on the Investment Committee of Teklas Ventures, a corporate venture arm of Teklas, One of the leading auto parts suppliers to the most prominent car manufacturers. Teklas Ventures focuses on European and US companies with strong strategic synergies.
Victoria is an avid supporter of education and involved in the Go Project. She also supports other education-focused organizations. Victoria is also actively involved in Washington University, her alma mater.