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Laura is a Kansas City-based Managing Partner of the Sofia Fund. The Sofia Fund is an angel investment fund focused exclusively on investing in women-led early stage companies.
Laura participates as a mentor in Pipeline Entrepreneurs and serves as a board director for Stone Medical Corporation, a medical device company, and NE Enterprises LLC, an affiliate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Prior to Mid-America Angels, Laura served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Angels for 5 years. Under Laura?s leadership, the organization grew to become a leading angel network in the Midwest: The number of investing members expanded by 100% while deploying just over $16M in capital across 31 portfolio companies.
During her tenure with Nebraska Angels, Laura established a Midwest Angel coalition, a syndicate of angel networks working together to streamline deal opportunities, communications, and resource support.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Laura graduated from the University of Nebraska ? Lincoln with a bachelor?s degree in accounting and finance.
Laura was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and now resides in Kansas City. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing poker, reading, and writing. She hopes to learn a second language over the next couple years.