Lauren is a co-founder and Managing Director of the Phenomenelle
Angels Fund I, LP. She brings 25 years experience in founding
and operating early stage companies to the Fund. Lauren is
focused on selecting prospective investments, leading due diligence,
and working closely with portfolio company CEOs to help them
achieve superior board governance, grow their businesses and
craft lucrative exits.
Lauren also serves as CEO of SCIO Corp, which provides strategic
advisory services to emerging companies in the IT, BioTech
and CleanTech sectors. Previous to founding SCIO Corp, Lauren
co-founded and was CEO of WebWare Corporation, a pioneer in
Digital Asset Management and one of the first SaaS (Software
as a Service) companies. She raised over $20 million in equity
capital for WebWare, which was later acquired by a publicly
traded company. During her 15 years of entrepreneurial experience
prior to WebWare, she co-founded three technology companies
and provided strategic consulting services to industry leaders
such as Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NeXT, Oracle, and Xerox.
A Springboard finalist in SV 2000, Lauren received Trailblazer
Awards in 2000 and 2001 from the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
She was also awarded IT Software CEO of the Year for 2002 by
leading analyst firm, Frost and Sullivan. BusinessWeek selected
her as one of the Top 25 Angels in Tech in 2010.
Lauren is Chairman of the Board at HarQen Inc; serves on the
Boards of Directors of Springboard Enterprises and Michelle’s
Miracle Inc; and is a Board observer to EraGen BioSciences
Inc. Lauren also serves on the Angel Capital Association's
Syndication Committee. During her 10 year association with
Springboard, she has been a significant contributor to the
team that helped 400+ women-led companies raise $5 billion
in equity. 7 of the Springboard companies have gone public.
Many more have generated high value returns for their investors.
85% of the companies are still in business or continuing operations
after being acquired. These 400 companies have generated $4
billion in revenues and created over 10,000 jobs. Springboard's
record is unmatched by any other venture catalyst organization.