Mel Gaceta Joins Touchdown Ventures

Corporate venture capital veteran with 20+ years experience will be based in Chicago as a venture partner

Scott Lenet
Nov 11 · 2 min read

We are excited to announce that Mel Gaceta has joined Touchdown as our newest Venture Partner.

In his new role, Mel will help manage our consumer investing practice. He brings 20+ years of corporate venture capital experience in multiple sectors such as CPG, food, technology, and financial services. Most recently, Mel worked in corporate development and venturing at Modelēz International. His prior roles include strategic investing and business development at U.S. Cellular, investing at Motorola Ventures, and he also served as a Managing Director at Synchrony Ventures.

Mel holds a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MBA in finance from DePaul University.

Mel is based in Chicago and we are truly happy to welcome him to the team!

Scott Lenet is President of Touchdown Ventures, a Registered Investment Adviser that provides “Venture Capital as a Service” to help corporations launch and manage their investment programs.

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