Michele Colucci is a public/private board member with experience on audit, compensation, nomination/governance, exit and risk committees, a venture capitalist, CEO, and lawyer. Michele is the Founder and CEO of DigitalDx Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that invests at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and technology. Her firm specializes in early-stage innovation in artificial intelligence/data, science, and digital health. She is a recognized and sought-after expert in digitalization, innovation, risk management, and technology. Michele is also the West Coast Ambassador for the Nobel Laureate Foundation.
Michele’s strength lies in helping companies transform their businesses with digitalization while maintaining and protecting the core value. This includes opening up new customer segments, innovative business models, and novel approaches to solve existing challenges. She currently serves on the private boards of venture-backed portfolio companies Delphi Diagnostics (Comp Committee), Aeena (Board Chair), Optina Diagnostics (Nom/Gov, Exit Committee), and the Board of Fox Paine, a Private Equity Firm managing over $1.5B in assets. She recently served on the public board of Global Indemnities, a $1.6B insurer in the non-admitted space (on Nom/Gov, Audit, and Comp Committees).
Michele has cross-vertical expertise as a CEO/Founder and operational executive, most recently as interim CEO for a venture-backed $66m portfolio company. She founded a legal technology platform, owned/operated retail stores in political memorabilia and writing, started a media production
company housed at Madonna’s production shingle Maverick, and ran a political fundraising house on Capitol Hill. Michele started her legal career at Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Michele is a sought-after technology expert, well-networked into the Silicon Valley ecosystem, and is a recognized leader in technology entrepreneurship. Voted a ‘Silicon Valley Woman of Influence’ by the Business Journal and author of a Huffington Post blog on Female Entrepreneurship, Michele spent 7 years guest lecturing and mentoring Stanford students in Global Marketing and
Entrepreneurship in Stanford’s Engineering School. She was featured in the cover story of Women in Legal Technology in the American Bar Association Journal, named a ‘Person to Watch‘ by Gentry Magazine, profiled for stories in Inc. Magazine, NBC, The Mercury News, Redbook, the Washingtonian, the San Francisco Business Journal, the San Francisco Business Times, recognized as an award winning expert on E-Local and lectured on technology at Legal Tech West, USC Law School, USF, Georgetown, and other venues.
Her non-profit board service has included NOFAS (National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), GEMA (Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance), and City Hearts (Arts in lower-income communities).
Michele is a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), 100 Women in Finance, and National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC). She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Philosophy from Georgetown University, a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from The American Film Institute and a Law Degree (JD) from Georgetown University Law Center. She is conversational in French and German, rowed crew in college, has four children, and currently resides in Silicon Valley.