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Laura B. Sachar

Board of Governors

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, StarVest Partners

Laura Sachar is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of StarVest Partners, a New York City based venture capital firm investing in business-to business technology companies and 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 12 corporate boards.

In 1992, Laura identified digital media as an explosive growth area and founded Sachar Capital. She served as the Founding Chairman of the New York New Media Association Angel Investor Program (precursor to NY Angels). Prior to founding StarVest, Laura was responsible for direct private equity investments at Gabelli Securities and worked in investment banking at Prudential Securities.

Laura has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the Young President’s Organization, Economic Club of New York, National Association of Corporate Directors, a Columbia Business School Women’s Circle Leader and a Private Women’s Investor Network Steering Committee Member.  Laura actively supports women’s and girls’ leadership. She also serves on the board of the Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, and she served for nine years on the boards of Ballet Hispanico and TrailBlazers Camp.