Lauren Robinson is General Partner at Highline Beta, an early-stage VC fund that builds and funds ventures alongside forward-thinking global enterprises. Combining the industry experience of enterprises, agility of startups, and methodology of investors, Highline Beta is building a new model for corporate innovation and venture capital to unlock new markets and drive growth.
Previously, Lauren spent the early part of her career in capital markets working alongside corporations to drive growth via the public markets, then helped scale Highline VC from a single city startup accelerator program to a Pan-Canadian Pre-Seed Fund & Acceleration Platform which invested in 60+ startups across Canada.
Lauren is an active speaker and recognized leader in the Canadian tech, accelerator and innovation ecosystems, through her contributions to various Boards and other national and global initiatives. She has been named among Canada’s Top 50 Women in FinTech, and has served as an active Board member for the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), Canadian Acceleration and Business Incubation (CABI) Association and Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF). Lauren has also led multiple initiatives to support and empower women investors and entrepreneurs, including her role as Executive Director of Female Funders, an investor accelerator focused on engaging the next generation of women angels.