Dessy Levinson is a story expert, investor, and creative director who balances reason and creativity to make investment decisions that are driven by both metrics and vision. She is passionate about nascent technology (VR/AR/XR) and digitally-native consumer brands, leveraging her advertising and entrepreneurial background to assess companies in those verticals.
Dessy spent fifteen years as a creative director, acquiring a deep understanding of the digital consumer mindset while leading marketing initiatives for Colgate Palmolive, Gerber, Century 21, Mall of America, and A&E, as well as for grass-roots viral campaigns in entertainment. She now deploys her experience to assist 645 Ventures’ portfolio companies by creating strategic narratives that empower fundraising, customer acquisition, and hiring. She currently serves on the advisory boards of The Women in XR fund and MAP Lab and is a mentor at ERA, TechStars, Combine Accelerator, The French-American CreativeLab, and Cornell Tech's Startup Studio.