QED Investors Promotes Laura Bock to Partner
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 21, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QED Investors, a leading global venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive financial services companies, announced today that it has promoted Laura Bock to partner.
Laura focuses on U.S. fintech investments and is one of 17 investment professionals at QED.
“Laura is a true rising star at QED,” said QED Investors Co-Founder and Managing Partner Nigel Morris. “In addition to her stellar work leading QED to invest in multiple insuretech and infrastructure companies, Laura has played a key role in supporting our vision to increase financial health across the country, working closely with portfolio companies that help Americans pay down their debt and forge a path to financial wellness.
“She is a highly strategic thinker with top-notch relationship-building skills, and she has leveraged her experiences from management consulting at Oliver Wyman to offer keen insights across product, operations and growth. We’re incredibly excited about Laura’s future and we look forward to supporting her as she grows her role within the company.”
Laura is on the board of Spinwheel and Decent and is a board observer at Trellis, Wildfire and Easy Health. She has also played important roles supporting QED portfolio companies Collective, Summer, Proper, Bambee, Codoxo and Health iPASS.
“I’m very excited to be a part of QED’s journey,” Laura said. “Since joining QED in 2018, I’ve seen the firm transform itself from family office to one of the go-to places for fintech founders looking for capital and support.
“The opportunity in fintech has never been bigger with a record number of entrepreneurs starting up businesses and a stronger enabling ecosystem to build on. I feel lucky to be surrounded by the team we have at QED, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to continue to work alongside talented founders looking to reshape financial services.”
Founded in 2007, QED Investors has invested in more than 150 companies, including 20 unicorns, and has more than $3 billion under management. Last week, QED announced it had closed a substantially oversubscribed $1.05 billion fund, including $550 million in QED Fund VII for early stage investments and $500 million in a new Growth Fund. Notable QED investments include Avant, AvidXchange, ClearScore, Current, Creditas, Credit Karma, GreenSky, Klarna, Konfio, Loft, Mission Lane, Nubank, QuintoAndar, Remitly and SoFi.
Laura joined QED from management consulting firm Oliver Wyman in 2018 after previously completing a six-month internship. As a consultant at Oliver Wyman, Laura focused on financial services, working with large financial institutions on a variety of strategic projects. She also spent time at the World Economic Forum, where she led an initiative focused on bringing better financial infrastructure to emerging economies.
Laura studied biophysics and biochemistry at Princeton University and is based out of QED Investors’ office in New York City.
About QED Investors
QED Investors is a global leading venture capital firm based in Alexandria, Va. Founded by Nigel Morris and Frank Rotman in 2007, QED Investors is focused on investing in early stage, disruptive financial services companies in the U.S., UK., Latin America and Southeast Asia. QED Investors is dedicated to building great businesses and uses a unique, hands-on approach that leverages our partners’ decades of entrepreneurial and operational experience, helping their companies achieve breakthrough growth. Notable investments include Avant, AvidXchange, ClearScore, Current, Creditas, Credit Karma, GreenSky, Klarna, Konfio, Loft, Mission Lane, Nubank, QuintoAndar, Remitly and SoFi.
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