Pioneering Investment for
Scalable Social Innovation

Colorful Ventures is a venture capital firm
focused on building and investing in
early-stage social enterprises.

We share our passion with audacious social entrepreneurs to build outstanding companies that make positive and lasting change in this world. Insurmountable challenges are the soil in which these companies germinate, and they thrive with resolution, creativity, commitment and a deep sense of social justice.

Innovation and entrepreneurship emerges anywhere, and most likely where the need is greatest. Yet, the capital needed to back up breakthrough innovations is mostly locked for the privileged. We invest around the globe and across sectors in meaningful and high-impact companies that are transforming the society around us.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

~ Margaret Mead

 
Photo Credit: Dhaval Adjodah

Team

Victor Grau Serrat
Founding Partner
     

Victor brings more than 15 years of experience in international development and technology innovation in emerging markets. Victor hails from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where for eight years he was the co-director of D-Lab—an interdisciplinary program focusing on poverty alleviation and technology design—teaching, fundraising, managing programs, building international partnerships, and implementing projects in developing countries.

Having experienced both as founder and first employee four early-stage tech startups ranging from online advertising to telecom infrastructure and off-grid energy, Victor regularly mentors early-stage social entrepreneurs. Victor has lived and worked in a dozen different countries across five continents, and has a deep understanding of cross-cultural communication and user needs in developing countries.

Victor holds a dual master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain.

Lara Slachta
Founding Partner
   

Lara has formed more than fifty venture capital and private equity funds and has represented limited partners over one hundred investments in private funds. As a corporate securities and fund formation attorney practicing at the most prestigious legal and investment firms in the country, she has had the opportunity to partner with and advise top fund managers and limited partners in the investment space.

Lara also has meaningful experience establishing and advising startup and emerging companies. She is a thought leader in for-profit and non-profit hybrid organizational and financing structures. Lara is currently a partner at the largest cloud-based law firm in the country, FisherBroyles, LLP. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Counsel at Wellington Management Company LLP, and Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Boston.

Lara earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. Prior to attending law school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Amman, Jordan.

 
Photo Credit: Dhaval Adjodah

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