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Brigette Lau

Social Capital

Brigette is Board Partner at Social Capital, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto with the mission of transforming society by using technology to solve the world’s hardest problems. Brigette focuses on investing in entrepreneurs attempting to improve the state of education all around the world. Education investing includes companies focused on K-12 (primary and secondary school) and higher ed (university), as well as dilgencing companies that focus on servicing the skills economy or otherwise impact the flow of human capital.

Brigette led the Series A round and is a board director of Descomplica, one of the fastest growing education companies in Brazil. She is also on the boards of Treehouse, Brilliant, and the nonprofit CodeNow.

As an individual, Brigette is an angel investor and belongs to the Broadway Angels group in San Francisco. She has made investments in HintWater, BetterUp, BlueCrew, and several other early-stage startups.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Brigette graduated First Class Honors in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo and has an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Apart from investing, Brigette is a strong advocate for her community. She has co-founded several local food concepts including Tin Pot Creamery and Bird Dog. She is an active fundraiser for local schools and a strong supporter of women in art.

Brigette served her fellowship at Social Capital under the mentorship of General Partner Mamoon Hamid (Class 11). She is a member of Class 21.