Currently Managing Director of The Women’s Venture Capital Fund, focused on early stage women led new ventures, Monica Dodi has over 20 years experience as a new media pioneer.
After graduating from Georgetown in International Economics, she was one of the founders of a new technology company focused on military and government databases which was subsequently sold to a German conglomerate. After earning her MBA at Harvard Business School, Dodi joined MTV Europe in London as one of three founders and negotiated major satellite, cable and advertising sales agreements, built the regional offices across 16 countries, and created innovative marketing campaigns, making MTV the fastest growing TV channel in Europe and profitable within 18 months. As head of European Licensing for Disney in Paris, she negotiated major multinational licensing deals across a wide array of product sectors, and created new revenue streams for classic and newly released brands. Seeing an opportunity in creating a business in paper products with a Disney license, she launched CD Productions which was acquired by American Greetings. Returning to the US to help Warner Bros. launch television channels worldwide, she was recruited by Brandon Tartikoff as CEO to launch AOL's Entertainment Asylum which became the fastest growing entertainment destination on the Web and hit profitability in less than a year with over 4 million visitors per day. Subsequently, Dodi worked with Softbank Technology Ventures in their investment strategies, deal flow and due diligence in the convergence of new media. Always on the cutting edge of the new media landscape, Dodi has since been working with new ventures in virtual worlds, music technologies and social media as an advisor and angel investor.