MGV is excited to announce that Lauren Reeves is joining its team of early-stage investors as a Senior Associate based in New York. Having worked as a software engineer for leading companies like Postmates and BlackRock, coupled with her experience advising and investing in early stage projects, Lauren is the perfect addition for MGV, which focuses much of its investments in the SaaS vertical. As a VC that prides itself on working closely with founders to help them grow and scale their companies, Lauren’s operational expertise is invaluable.
“I’m proud to join MGV and support the best early-stage founders,” said Lauren. “Having worked as an engineer at both startups and large enterprises, I’m excited to leverage my perspective to help foster the growth of young SaaS companies.”
Prior to MGV, Lauren joined On Deck Angels, a community for operator angels excited about funding the future. As a software engineer, she improved Alto Pharmacy’s patient app experience to best serve existing patients and to help attract new ones, developed merchant tools and infrastructure at Postmates, and wrote enterprise software for BlackRock’s Aladdin product suite. Lauren has always made a point of being more than just a builder, and she regularly advises early stage teams on building their MVPs and product strategy.
“MGV is a founder-focused fund in the most concrete sense,” said Marc Schröder, Co-Founder & Managing Partner. “Lauren’s background in both software engineering and investing makes her extremely complementary to our team, and we’re excited for her to make a positive impact on our portfolio from day one as she connects with and finds ways to support our founders.”
MGV has carved a niche in the early-stage VC space for its selective and founder-centric approach to making investments. The team works hands-on with the best tech founders to impart expertise in areas like sales and building sustainable frameworks for scaling to help them rapidly grow their companies. Lauren’s software engineering experience will help MGV better assess more startups and also further bolsters MGV’s support offering for the companies it invests in.