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Laurie Lumenti Garty

SVP, Startup Services

Laurie develops new client relationships with early-stage technology companies in the Bay Area. She has over 25 years of experience working with startup companies, venture funds, micro VCs and angel investors. Before Square 1, Laurie launched and led a startup initiative for Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Bank and was instrumental in the creation of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. She previously has held positions at Silicon Valley Bank as managing director and head of the Emerging Technology practice and Comerica Bank (formerly Imperial Bank) as director for the Venture Capital Group. Laurie has authored several white papers on startup issues, and was responsible for helping to create and launch the Halo Report on Angel Investing in conjunction with the Angel Capital Association and CB Insights. She received her Certificate of Management and Administration from the Harvard University Extension School and her BA in Economics from Framingham State University. Laurie joined Square 1 in 2014.

Outside the Square

  • Is a closet artist that loves to travel, oil paint and skip rope to offset her fondness for cookies and ramen.
  • Can often be found saving animals, sometimes including those who are minding their business being outdoor pets.
  • Is a frequent speaker at industry events on fundraising and other challenges startups face, and was recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the Silicon Valley Women of Influence in 2013.


  • Early Stage + Pre-VC
  • Startup Services


  • National
  • Northwest


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Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

P: 650.543.2701

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