Lainy Painter

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Craft Ventures

Lainy is a partner at Craft Ventures on the investment team. Craft Ventures is a San Francisco-based venture capital fund that invests in start-ups at the seed, A, and B rounds. Investments include SpaceX, Reddit, ClickUp and dozens of other early-stage companies. Prior to Craft, Lainy worked at Battery Ventures in San Francisco. Previously, Lainy worked at Gainsight, a B2B customer success startup where she helped lead business operations and strategy across the organization, including initiatives to grow services revenue and drive product adoption. Lainy invests primarily in SaaS and Marketplaces. She sits on the board of Fellow App and Plume Health. She is actively involved with Trusted Health, Instawork, and Northspyre. Lainy started her career at Goldman Sachs on the technology, media and telecom investment banking team, advising companies including PayPal, LinkedIn, Zendesk and 2U. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary. Lainy is an active member of All Raise, the non-profit dedicated to increasing representation in venture capital. She served as Co-Chair for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Women Who Venture Summits.

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