Vanessa’s expertise is in PR and communications, having held senior positions at agency Edelman and Burston Marsteller in Madrid and New York. She served as SVP of Communications at Autonomy, then the UK’s largest technology company, which sold to HP for $11 billion in 2011. Vanessa is a Partner and Co-Founder of Invoke Capital. At Invoke, Vanessa is responsible for Communications and Investor Relations and oversees these functions for portfolio companies including Luminance, where she also sits on the Board of Directors.
Vanessa holds a First-Class BA in Modern European Languages from Durham University, and an MA in Journalism from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is bilingual in Spanish and English, and conversational in Italian and French.