Lauren appearing on WSB-TV
Lauren is passionate about building companies and ecosystems that create both profit and social impact, simultaneously. An Atlanta native who built her career in NYC, LA, and SF, Lauren has spent the past few years watching Atlanta’s transformation from afar, and was inspired to return to her hometown to launch GrowthCity with the goal of accelerating the growth of its investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Prior to launching GrowthCity, Lauren was Chief of Staff for TAU Investment Management, an impact-driven PE fund based in NYC. Lauren previously oversaw a portfolio of startup healthcare startups for Abraxis Bioscience, which was sold to Celgene in 2010.
An MBA graduate of Oxford University, Lauren began her career as a Derivative Analyst at Citigroup, and spent several years as a Conference Director where she produced major investor conferences around the country.
Lauren is a founding member of Dreamers//Doers and a member of The Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle, Summit Series, and Breakout. She serves as an advisor to several companies from start-up through growth, including Glow Concept, Mash and Grape, and GTV.