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Laura Thompson
Partner, Sapphire Partners
Laura Thompson
Partner, Sapphire Partners
San Francisco, CA

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 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.


Sapphire did not provide compensation to be considered within third-party ranking conducted by Venture Capital Journal, Jan 2021. Sapphire played no role in the compilation of the third-party analysis. The full extent of the scope of firms and data included in the related surveys or evaluations is unknown.

Focus Areas
  • Early-stage venture fund investing