Senior Advisor

Until 2011, Venetia Kontogouris was a co-manager and Senior Managing Director of Trident Capital, a leading venture capital fund with over $1.5Billion under management. Prior to joining Trident in 1995, Venetia was a senior executive of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and related entities including IMS Health Incorporated and Cognizant Corporation, managing Cognizant’s spin-off and IPO (CTSH).  She was also President of Enterprise Associates, LLC, the venture capital division of IMS Health Incorporated, where she represented Enterprise Associates in respect of its partnership interest in Information Associates and Information Associates-II (Trident’s Fund II and Fund III). Prior to that, Venetia was Senior Vice President, Venture Development, at Cognizant Corporation, where she represented Cognizant in the Information Partners Capital Fund formed by Dun & Bradstreet and Bain Capital. Venetia has held executive positions in new product development and marketing at D&B and sales management positions at AT&T and IBM. She has also launched her own start-up telecommunications company.

Venetia’s most recent directorships include Advantec, DepotPoint, Elucido, Infotrieve, Invention Machine Corporation, Timelines, Microland, MingleBox, Neilsoft, Outsource Partners International, Odyssey Logistics & Technologies and Teranode.

Her past directorships include Avesta Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Visual Networks), Berkeley Enterprise Partners, Inc. (acquired by Extraprise, Inc.), C-7 Group, Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), CrossMedia Services (acquired by a consortium of major national newspaper groups), Customer Analytics, Inc. (acquired by Exchange Applications), Dataware,, Inc. (acquired by Internet Capital Group), eData Resources, Inc. (acquired by The Daily Mail), Event Zero, Internet Profiles Corporation (acquired by CMGI), OneSource Information Services, Inc. (ONES), PBN (acquired by Vurv/Taleo), Jostens Learning Corporation, Sphere (acquired by AOL), T.R.A.D.E., Inc., Vality Technology, Inc. (acquired by Ascential Software (ASCL)), Viant Corporation (acquired by Divine), Vidavee (acquired by Vignette) and Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates.
Venetia earned her B.A. from Northeastern University and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Venetia is a member of C200, a national oranization of leading women CEO’s, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern University and also serves on the board of the Polsky Centerfor Entrepreneurship at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. She is also a member of the board of Monterrey Capital, manager of Kaizen Private Equity, a $75Meducation focused fund based in Mumbai.

Venetia Kontogouris
Senior Advisor

Areas of Interest
Cloud: Software (Saas), BI & Analytics, Big Data, Technology Enabled Services

25 years professional experience as entrepreneur, business leader, investor and innovator

University of Chicago Graduate of Business, MBA
Northeastern University, BA