Collete Balou – Colette is the founder of Ballou PR, a European communications and strategy agency that works with high-growth technology and technology-enabled companies, as well as technology investors.
The Ballou PR team has had a string of well-documented client success stories including the exit of Musiwave for $100M+, the successful entry of Facebook and Pinterest in France, of TransferWise and Flipboard in Germany, and the entry of Twilio and Eventbrite into the UK. Along the way, the firm has redefined PR to include social media at its core.
Colette has worked with companies as Accel Partners, AOL Networks, Autonomy, Box, Criteo, Eventbrite, Evernote, Facebook, Flipboard, GoEuro, GP Bullhound, HotelTonight, Lakestar, Infectious Media, Pinterest, Seatwave, SendGrid, Shopping.com, Stripe, TechCrunch Disrupt, TransferWise, Twilio, Unruly Media, Waze, WhatsApp, White Star Capital, Wildfire Interactive and Zendesk. She is also an angel investor who is seeking companies with teams that have a straightforward business model and to whom she can bring more than money to the table.
Recently, Collete Ballou has been named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Technology by InspiringFifty.