Laura Kennedy

VP of Corporate Development

Laura is the VP of Corporate Development at Chipper, where she creates space for transformative growth and builds value through collaboration and capital investment. She oversees Chipper’s investor relations, investing, and acquisition initiatives.

Previously, Laura was SVP of Business & Corporate Development at Techstars, where she supported a portfolio of 2,500 startups and still mentors today. With a mix of startup and corporate experience, she has completed $2 billion in strategic transactions, involving teams of 2 to 200, across more than 20 countries.

Laura is a Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners and on the Technology Council for Springboard Enterprises, supporting women entrepreneurs. A first-generation college graduate, Laura holds a BBA, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan and is a certified yoga and meditation teacher. She lives in San Francisco with her family.