Lauren Flanagan, Managing Partner, BELLE Capital USA LP
Lauren Flanagan is a lifelong entrepreneur turned investor and strategic advisor. Her mission is to grow the ecosystem of women entrepreneurs and women investors. Her mantra is “We women are the solution to our capital access problem.”
She co-founded and runs two funds of women investing in women-led tech companies, Phenomenelle Angels Fund and BELLE Capital USA. To date she’s invested in more than 40 companies and helped to syndicate multiple rounds of funding for dozens of companies.
Lauren also founded strategic advisory firm, SCIO Corp, and is a partner at BiteSize Solutions. She has helped 100s of companies with strategy, sales and marketing. She serves on the board of the premier network for women entrepreneurs, Springboard Enterprises, which has helped 750 women-led companies raise more than $8.5 billion, with 17 IPOs, a handful of unicorns, and more than 200 successful exits. 80% of the Springboard companies are still in business on their own or as an acquired entity. Lauren is a Springboard Alumna, SV class of ’00, after which she raised $23 million for her former company, WebWare, a pioneering SaaS company and one of the four tech companies she co-founded and sold.
Lauren’ specialty is helping companies get up and running, and making profitable sales. She loves solving problems by leveraging technologies.
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