Laura creates space for transformative growth. As Vice President of Corporate Development at Techstars, she fosters relationships between entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to enable collaborative innovation and value creation. With a mix of startup and corporate experience, she has completed $2 billion in strategic transactions, involving startups from around the globe and teams of 2 to 200.
Prior to Techstars, Laura was an early employee and Head of Business & Corporate Development at LivingSocial (acquired by Groupon). She enabled product and international market expansion through M&A, joint ventures, and investments. Laura also worked at AOL and Bear Stearns in corporate strategy, development, and finance capacities.
A first-generation college graduate, Laura holds a BBA, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan and is a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.