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Lauren is a forward-thinking investor and a true advisory partner to well known brands and high growth startups.

Lauren has a 17-year background in consumer marketing, brand innovation, media and technology, CPG and the early stage venture capital industries. Lauren’s experience includes serving on Walmart’s first-ever Board of Disruptors to drive global innovation, serving on the Board of Directors for 8 years at LIQS from founding until an acquisition by EJ Gallo, providing marketing and brand advisory and early stage investment capital to Ruggable, leading tech startups and founding teams to oversubscribed Series A and B funding rounds, preparing high-growth startups for merger and acquisition due diligence and deal pricing, and providing deal structure advisory on acquisition opportunities. Lauren advised on the sale of the Travel Noire and worked closely with the founder to evaluate all offers, structure the ultimate purchase by Blavity Inc, and integrate the company’s offering into the brand’s umbrella of Black media destinations.

Lauren brings expertise in developing global partnerships, marketing, brand strategies and customer engagement techniques, as well as creative and innovative approaches to digital marketing and harnessing the potential of the social media landscape.

Lauren is an entrepreneur at heart who invests in promising businesses and resilient founders, with the mission of helping to build the next generation of innovative consumer facing companies. Through her family office, Lauren’s investment and advisory portfolio consists of disruptor brands in the CPG category. Lauren invests capital into early stage ventures while advising and partnering with some of the biggest names in media, tech, lifestyle, fashion, fitness and hospitality.

Lauren has proudly invested in and advised the following companies:

Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for trans women, cis women, nonbinary, two-spirit, agender, and gender-nonconforming founders.

Travel Noire is a digital media company serving millennials of the African Diaspora.

The Folklore is an innovative online retail concept based in New York City. The Folklore stocks high-end and emerging designer brands from Africa and the diaspora.

Classic Specs is an online retailer known for its range of contemporary glasses inspired by our designer’s favorite vintage silhouettes.

Society Nine celebrates the fight in every woman. We are a modern women’s boxing lifestyle brand providing quality training gear and activewear to empower every woman’s fight.   

Ruggable is the machine washable rugs.

LIQS Cocktail Shots, the world’s first premixed cocktail shot, are changing the game with their portable ready-made mixtures of premium spirits, real fruit juice and natural flavors. 

Ephemeral is the made to fade tattoo.

Kroma Wellness is a premium functional health and superfood company simplifying nutritional wellbeing through superior, nutrient-rich, better-tasting products that deliver proven results without any fine print or complicated instructions to detour success.

AdvisorY:

Lauren is an Advisor and Investor in the Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (NYSE: ACAQ) focused on innovative consumer companies.

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