I'm Lori Wachs, a venture capitalist, fund manager and consumer analyst, with over 25 years of investment experience. I'm a Partner at Springboard Growth Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in women-led growth stage companies in the consumer sector.

I spent 17 years at Delaware Investments, where I helped oversee the investment of $4 billion in various institutional and mutual fund products in the consumer sector, and in my own fund, Cross Ledge Investments. I specialized in identifying companies that transformed their industries by capitalizing on emerging trends, and supporting these companies’ growth into dominant industry players.

I began my  career in finance as an analyst in the Equity Risk Arbitrage department of Goldman Sachs.

Experience

I spent 17 years at Delaware Investments, where I helped oversee the investment of $4 billion in various institutional and mutual fund products in the consumer sector, and in my own fund, Cross Ledge Investments. I specialized in identifying companies that transformed their industries by capitalizing on emerging trends, and supporting these companies’ growth into dominant industry players. 

I began my  career in finance as an analyst in the Equity Risk Arbitrage department of Goldman Sachs.

Education

  • Wharton School of Finance, Univ. Penn. Masters in Finance
  • Minor: East Asian studies
  • Benjamin Franklin Scholar
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Quote from Lori Wachs

"When I was a portfolio manager, I met entrepreneurs as their companies were going public, learning about their vision, and experiencing their growth with them over the following years. As a venture capital investor now, it’s just that much more exciting and compelling to meet these entrepreneurs so much earlier in their companies' journeys."