Laura is a CXO, investor and director. Equally strong at 10,000 foot strategic wayfinding and 1 inch operational elbow grease, she has 10 years experience navigating the complexities of taking IP-rich technologies to market. She has developed a 'Guide on the Side' approach, which means consultative, hands-on team enablement. Whether leading the effort or teaching others, she has a track record of comprehensive market validation, financial modeling, and fundraising. From accelerator founder & COO to Associate Professor teaching entrepreneurship and Investment Manager in venture capital, she is passionate about supporting interesting opportunities that either see the world through a unique lens or bend but not break the laws of physics.