Mr. Laurent Grill serves as Lead Investor at Luma Launch. Laurent is an Entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist who works with start-up founders to successfully build scalable teams, strong company cultures and disruptive products. He also serves as Investment Committee Member at USC Marshall Venture Fund. 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 as Venture Lead at Luma Launch, a seed to series-a corporate venture with an accelerator program and internal incubation team. Luma Launch is focused on early stage startups at the convergence of evolving technology and content markets, capitalizing on internal and external resources to create successful products. Laurent 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. Laurent is a longtime supporter of multiple non-profits, led by his former service as a Board of Director of the Red Cross. Part of his desire to invest in industry changing companies is to identify successful products that can also drive socially impactful change in their local and international communities.