Laura is Managing Director of the Mid-America Angels, a Kansas City-based angel network comprised 125 angel investors, investing in seed stage companies located in the broader Midwest region.
Prior to Mid-America Angels, Laura served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Angels for five 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 $16 million 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.
Laura graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
In addition to her role with Mid-America Angels, Laura participates as a mentor in Pipeline Entrepreneurs and serves as a board director for Stone Medical Corporation, an early stage medical device company and NE Enterprises LLC, an organization created to evaluate early stage and international investment opportunities for the University of Nebraska Medical Center.