Lauren Michelle Pfeifer

Principal
Maschmeyer Group Ventures

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Lauren Pfeifer is a Venture Capital investor at Maschmeyer Group Ventures
(MGV), a single-family office, focusing on early-stage venture capital funds and
startups. Prior to MGV, Lauren was an Associate for 500 Startups in their Series
A program helping companies with growth and distribution. Before venture,
Lauren worked in corporate data analytics and startup operations in Los
Angeles.

Lauren is an advocate for promoting inclusion within tech, venture capital, and
limited partner institutions. As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global
Shapers hub in San Francisco, she is currently leading two projects on enhancing
gender parity within the next generation of limited partner institutions as well as
creating an inclusive future in the field of artificial intelligence.

Lauren is enthusiastic about the future of intelligent systems and humans and
builds robots in her free time. Lauren is the creator of “Machines + Intelligence”
a blog covering AI and robotics research from around the globe and is also
currently a returning student studying electrical engineering and computer
science (part time). Last year she was a Deep Learning Diversity Fellow for USF’s
Data Institute in Spring 2018 and continues to be an active organizer for Latinx
in AI. Most recently, Lauren started the SF Deep Reinforcement Learning group,
a spin-out of OpenAI’s first Spinning Up workshop to build a local community of
Deep RL learners and practitioners.

As an alumna of both, Lauren actively recruits students for NASA’s Community
College Aerospace Scholars program and the Fulbright Research program. In her
free time she enjoys painting with robotics, falconing, playing blues music, and
dancing ballet.

Lauren Michelle is attending / has attended:

The 2018 New York Venture Summit
Venture Summit | West 2018
The 2017 New England Venture Summit
The 2017 Mobile Summit

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