Lauren Kolodny is an experienced marketer, product manager and early stage investor. She is focused primarily on the future of work, fintech, cybersecurity, and autonomous vehicles. Within these areas, she is particularly excited about teams leveraging AI, NLP, and voice technologies.
At Aspect Ventures, Lauren has led or co-led Aspect’s investments in Chime, the Muse, SelfScore, Mode.ai, Hobnob, Troops, Gusto and TalkIQ, among others.
Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google, where she led a number of launches for the Google Apps for Business team, including Google Drive. She also worked in early stage tech investing at Cowboy Ventures. Lauren began her career in clean technology partnership development for the Clinton Foundation in India.
Lauren earned her BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University and her MBA from Stanford GSB. Lauren also completed an MS in Sustainable Design from Stanford.
Lauren is a Trustee Emerita at Brown University where she served as the university’s youngest board member. She is currently a member of the President’s Leadership Council and the Advisory Committee on Computing and Information Technology, where she continues to advise university leadership on digital strategy. Lauren was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital in 2016.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys exploring the Bay Area, cooking big meals for her friends, skiing when there’s snow, and adventure traveling.