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strategic consulting for funders and the courageous company builders they back


After 2.5 fulfilling years, KMG Collective's founder has decided to take an in-house role. For VC marketing + community support, we highly recommend Strut Consulting.

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KMG Collective is a marketing and community consultancy serving venture capital and private equity investors and their portfolio companies.

We partner with you to develop strategies, programs, and resources that unlock access to entrepreneurs you want to fund and accelerate the success of your portfolio.


Through ruthless prioritization and a relentless focus on execution, we help you do less so you can do better.


Scalable programs and resources for your portfolio, LPs, or networks designed to remedy common pain points and uncover connections that can supercharge success.


Peer communities 

Digital + IRL events

Playbooks and guides

Expert networks

Portfolio onboarding


Right-sized marketing and communications plans that leverage authenticity to demonstrate your firm's unique value proposition and thought leadership to founders, LPs, and co-investors.


 Audits + workshops

Brand + website refresh 

Content approaches

Event strategy 

Media + LP relations


Custom advisory services for your platform team members built to accelerate their learning curve, provide meaningful professional development, and optimize throughput.


Mentorship + guidance

Custom development plan

Clear goals + benchmarks 

Feedback collection + delivery

Progress updates

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Kalee Gardella is deeply passionate about supporting company builders and job creators. After a decade-long tech career in the heart of Silicon Valley, she has found her niche in venture capital and entrepreneurship.


When it was time to leave California for her next adventure, Kalee founded KMG Collective to scale the impact of her work beyond the SF Bay Area and continue to serve those with the courage and conviction to build from scratch. 

Why "Collective"? Two reasons. First, networking and community building are Kalee's superpowers and core to the value she delivers. In addition to her own expertise, she brings a robust Rolodex of talented experts, co-consultants and service providers to get the job done right. Second, Kalee chooses to work with clients who consider her part of their whole, their community, their collective. If you're looking for a back-room execution freelancer, she's not your gal (but she'll gladly help make other introductions).  

Prior to founding KMG Collective, Kalee served as Head of Marketing at Trinity Ventures, a historic Silicon Valley venture fund with 75+ early stage portfolio companies across both consumer and enterprise sectors. Before Trinity, Kalee honed her marketing and communications expertise in diverse roles at VMware, EMC and General Electric. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University. 

Today, Kalee's home base is Breckenridge, Colorado - a 10,000-foot Rocky Mountain community that provides the four-season lifestyle she enjoyed as a kid, born and raised in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She travels to back to San Francisco and the Colorado Front Range frequently to meet with clients, but in the words of John Muir, “going to the mountains is going home."

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"Our firm has dabbled in some marketing and platform work, but we're ready to take things to the next level and need help prioritizing, resourcing and choreographing our efforts."


"We're in the process of raising a new fund and want an objective point of view on our approaches to storytelling and engaging with our limited partners."


"We want to foster deeper community among our portfolio CEOs and CXOs to help them feel less lonely and get to the answers they need more quickly." 


"We recently hired someone to help with marketing or platform who is new to VC. I don’t have time to actively manage them, but I recognize that more guidance and mentorship could make them more effective."


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