Laura Simon

Coaching Partner

Laura is a Coaching Partner at Gradient Ventures.

In this role, Laura develops leadership and coaching plans for portfolio companies. She supports founders as they build their teams, helping them create a sustainable culture in a fast-paced environment. Prior to joining Gradient, Laura recruited and coached high-level athletes from around the world at Yale University and for the USA U19 rowing team. Her career in coaching started in the coxswain’s seat where she vied for a spot in the ’00 and ’04 Olympic Games after being a two-time NCAA medalist. Laura also has a background in Clinical Psychology, and earned a BA in English cum laude, and a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

When not working, Laura can be found surfing, sailing, and hiking, or hanging out with her husband, dog, and chickens.

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