Virginia Pozzato

Virginia focuses on early-stage companies across fintech, dev ops and infrastructure in the UK, France and the Nordics, and has worked on our investments in Access Fintech and LeanIX, as well as our partnerships with Dataiku, Soldo, Gelato and Collibra.


Before joining us, Virginia spent over three years in JP Morgan’s M&A and debt capital teams. She holds an Economics and Finance degree from Bocconi University in Milan.

In conversation
Why B2B software VC?
Every day I come into work and never stop learning. We meet incredibly talented teams who are bringing new disruptive products to the market, reinventing existing legacy solutions or creating entirely new categories. The transition to cloud is well underway, but there still is so much opportunity yet to be unlocked. It’s exciting to be a part of it.
Most exciting moment at Dawn?
It’s difficult to pick one! I’d say when we announced our new fund a few months ago. At the same time, we were finalising our investment in Access Fintech, and onboarding some amazing new team members… Heady days!
What do you think is the most interesting trend in the industry, and why?
In so many sectors we’re seeing a broad trend of replacing monolithic legacy stacks with best-of-breed pieces of software, cloud native, agile and tailored to the customers’ needs.
And the quick fire round…
Book you’d recommend
A classic that I very much enjoyed: Il nome della rosa, by Umberto Eco.
Recipe for a perfect weekend
Climbing, skiing, surfing — anything that involves my friends and some sport!
Favourite SaaS metric
Net retention! Because it’s incredibly important to find evidence that your customers love the product.
Best & worst thing in a deck
Best: a clear definition of the problem, your solution and how it works. Worst: as much as I love numbers, too many charts or tables — less is more!

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