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.