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At BASF Venture Capital North America, Laurie is responsible for equity investments in early-stage companies with a focus on 3D Printing, Agtech, Future of Mobility, Material Informatics, Nutrition, and any digital technologies driving the sale of new chemicals and materials.
Biotechnologist by training, she spent her career working in innovation by supporting R&D commercialization strategy and startup acquisition at Solvay, and leading creation of a dozen of new ventures at SRI International, with an emphasis on robotics, computer vision and speech technologies.
She is passionate about entrepreneurship, bringing her experience working at startups and corporate innovation groups to successfully commercialize innovation.