Laura Thompson invests in technology-focused venture funds domestically and internationally. She is passionate about partnering with established and emerging firms to advance the thinking in the limited partner space. Laura is a frequent contributor to OpenLP.com in an effort to help increase transparency across the venture ecosystem, and was named a VC Rising Star by Venture Capital Journal in 2021.
Before joining Sapphire Partners in 2018, Laura worked as part of the investment team at Horsley Bridge Partners, where she helped the team make hundreds of millions of fund commitments. Prior to Horsley Bridge, Laura was part of the investment teams at Capital E Partners and W Capital Partners and completed the investment banking program at Banc of America Securities.
Laura earned a bachelor’s from Dartmouth College, where she focused her studies on economics and psychology, and an MBA from the Wharton School. Laura is a Bay Area native and you can find her and her husband running around Potrero Hill, cross-country skiing at Tahoe or watching the 49ers, Warriors and Giants.
News + Perspectives
Fund Recycling Moves the Needle for Both LPs and GPs. Here’s How.LP Insights / April 28, 2021
Fund Recycling Moves the Needle for Both LPs and GPs. Here’s How.
Diversity in VC: Learnings From an LP Audit and How we Can Make This Better TogetherLP Insights / December 11, 2020
Diversity in VC: Learnings From an LP Audit and How we Can Make This Better Together
Virtual Annual Meetings are Here to Stay: Best Practices for Re-Imagining the AGM for our Remote WorldLP Insights / September 4, 2020
Virtual Annual Meetings are Here to Stay: Best Practices for Re-Imagining the AGM for our Remote World
What Makes a Good Annual Meeting? An LP’s Point of ViewThought Leadership LP Insights / May 8, 2019
What Makes a Good Annual Meeting? An LP’s Point of View
3 Things that Make a Great Limited Partner For A Venture FundLP Insights / February 8, 2019
3 Things that Make a Great Limited Partner For A Venture Fund