Colin Darretta

Member Since 2019

Colin Darretta

Co-Founder & CEO @ Innovation Department

Innovation Department

New York City Area

Colin is a reformed investment banker turned entrepreneur and investor interested in how technology can be a catalyst for change in otherwise mature industry verticals, both B2B and B2C. Despite it being gauche he still likes to use the word 'disruptive' (if it isn't broke, don't fix it) and in his spare time does his best to continue as an active member of the New York investment community with a particular focus on businesses in which he can add significant value through his experience in finance and entrepreneurship. Colin has been interviewed and writes for a variety of industry publications including Forbes, Inc., TechCrunch, FastCompany and others on topics ranging from venture fundraising, investing, business strategy and industry trends. .


March 30th, 2021

Nine Underrated Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Possess

Entrepreneurs can come from any background, any place and with any experience level. Yet because entrepreneurs task themselves with starting companies to develop solutions and generate value, it’s vital that they have a specific set of skills that help them get the job done. These skills are a necessary part of the entrepreneur’s tool belt.

March 26th, 2021

12 Ways to Make New Employees Feel Welcome

When you run a business and hire employees, it’s essential your new staff members feel like they are valued members of the team. Your efforts should begin on day one with an onboarding process that will help new employees feel welcome, and that will set them up for success as they start their work.

March 22nd, 2021

10 Entrepreneur-Recommended Bookkeeping Tools For Small Businesses

Bookkeeping is a tedious but necessary process for all businesses. But for small businesses with limited resources, streamlining the process becomes of even greater importance. One way to do this is to invest in a reputable accounting software or tool that keeps you organized and on track.

March 16th, 2021

12 Ways to Make Hiring a Priority — Even When You’re Swamped


Innovation Department

Innovation Department builds companies hands-on, from the ground up. Our team of brand strategists, marketers, operators and builders are obsessed with reducing the time to product-market fit and creating repeatable success for the launch of early-stage businesses.


  • Venture Capital
  • Consumer
  • Innovation Management


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