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May 21-23, 2024
Marriott Marquis San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA

Lauren Kolodny
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Acrew Capital


Lauren is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Acrew Capital where she leads the firm’s fintech practice. Lauren led the 2016 Series A round in Chime. Other investments include Pie Insurance, Klar, La Haus, Divvy (acq by, Gusto, Papaya Payments, Creative Juice, Paceline, among others.

Previously, Lauren was a partner at Aspect Ventures. She also worked in product marketing at Google leading a number of launches for Google Workspace, including Google Drive. After seeing the early success of product-led growth in productivity, Lauren became extremely passionate about the opportunity for fintech to become more collaborative.

Lauren began her career building tech partnerships for the Clinton Foundation in India. While there, she witnessed some of the earliest entrepreneurial activity around mobile money, and developed a strong belief in the opportunity for fintech to drive financial inclusion.

Lauren is a Trustee Emerita at Brown University where she served as the university’s youngest board member.

Lauren was featured on the 2023 Forbes Midas List and the 2021 Forbes Midas Brink List. Lauren has been recognized in publications such as WSJ’s 10 Women to Watch List, Business Insider’s Rising Stars of Venture Capital, and named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital (2016).

Agenda Sessions

  • Beyond Financial Inclusion: The New Customer Base You May Not Have Thought About. 11.35-12.20 (Limited to 30 attendees)


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