CEO, Life Square, Inc.
Laurie Racine is the CEO of Life Square, Inc., a personal health information platform. She is also the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Startl, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting the innovation of effective, affordable, and accessible learning products. Startl’s focus is creating the conditions for success that let innovators create and capitalize products that truly help learners learn.
A seasoned entrepreneur, strategist and change agent, Ms. Racine has launched or secured funding for a variety of cutting edge nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. Laurie co-founded dotSUB, the video translation platform and was a principal at Eyespot, an early leader in video remix technology.
As a funder, Laurie managed a private portfolio endowed by the founders of Red Hat, and launched transformative early stage enterprises including Lulu Press, Creative Commons and ibiblio.
Currently, Laurie is a director on both for and non-profit boards including Creative Commons, Open Road Media and littleBits. She also serves on the advisory board of Road Trip Nation and Citia. Laurie previously held leadership roles on several boards including Public Knowledge, Teachers Without Borders, DocArts (the corporation that produces the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival), the Tribeca Film Institute and Wizehive.
She was a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and executive director of the Health Sector Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Laurie received a B.A. from New York University and conducted graduate work in human genetics at University of California, Berkeley.