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National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board

Laura Sachar
Co-Founder/Managing Partner, StarVest Partners

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Laura Sachar is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm that for many years was one of the largest women-owned venture capital firms in the US. Laura has been a part of investing nearly half a billion dollars in over 50 technology companies and has served on 13 corporate boards. These technology companies have created thousands of jobs and many ultimately became major platforms at Dell, Mastercard, SAP, Oracle, CA Tech, Hearst, Iron Mountain and Pitney Bowes. She is also the Treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), one of the oldest scientific societies in the US. She also serves on the board of the Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, and previously was on the boards of Ballet Hispanico (1997 to 2006) and TrailBlazers Camp (1992 to 2001). She is a member of the Young President’s Organization Gold, Economic Club of New York, Women’s Corporate Directors, Private Equity Women’s Investor Network Steering Committee Member and on the Barnard College Professional Development and Leadership Committee. Laura has a BA from Barnard College and an MBA from Columbia University. She has two daughters.

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