Helping establish Launch in 2015, Matt is a creative turned Venture Capitalist.
Matt spent the first 15 years of his career working as a Creative Director with an acute passion for design and strategy. He is recognized for his hybrid talent and a consistent ability to execute a client’s overall mission. Throughout his extensive career, Matt has contributed fresh and inspiring ideas to major influential brands like Apple, Nike, Google, Microsoft, Adidas and Samsung. In his current role, Matt brings his years of experience working with notable brands to provide strategy and growth to all of Luma Launch’s investments.
Laurent is an entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist who works with start-up founders to successfully build scalable teams, strong company cultures and disruptive products.
Laurent believes that there is a fundamental need for additional support in the early stage ecosystem in Los Angeles and other budding technology hubs around the US and globally. This desire to support these growing tech communities led him to his current role at Luma Launch. He has founded, expanded and managed multiple start-ups ranging from a music education technology platform, Miso Media, to the leader in the Massage-on-Demand space, Zeel. His experience working in the early stage start up scene has given him the tools necessary to understand the needs of founders in the infancies of their companies.
Danielle brings a prior background in digital marketing and branding to Luma Launch.
She is proficient in both the creative and analytical side of marketing, having spent several years on the acquisition marketing team at American Express. There she managed a multi-million dollar media budget, created the team’s first video advertising platform and partnered with companies such as Facebook and Google on efficient programmatic campaigns. After earning her MBA at USC Marshall and consulting innovative companies such as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, she discovered a passion for the startup and VC world, which brought her to Luma Launch. At Luma, she is responsible for running fund marketing and operations, including support for the portfolio companies, partnerships, events and the mentor program. She is also involved in evaluating incoming deal flow and discovering great companies to bring into the Luma accelerator program.