Fundraising • Investing • Marketing • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion • Operator-Investor • Dilligence

Why We Have Tough Conversations

Less than 2% of all general partners in a venture fund are women, and less than 2% of venture funding goes to diverse-run businesses. Laurel Mintz, GP of Fabric VC, is here to change that narrative. Her mission is to create a more equitable future by educating underrepresented founders and funders about the power of marketing in VC. 

About Laurel Mintz

Laurel is well known in the venture and marketing space as the “networking queen,” having worked with blue-chip companies such as Geico, Meta, and Verizon, and large media outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, USA TODAY, The American Marketing Association and C-Suite Quarterly Magazine. With a J.D/M.B.A. from Rutgers University and over 15 years running a marketing agency, Laurel is uniquely positioned to elevate brands and educate audiences globally. At Elevate My Brand, Laurel has worked with more than 300 companies in the CPG and technology spaces, in every fundraising stage, so she knows the impact of great marketing in venture.

"I decided to start having tough conversations around money and diversity that no one wanted to talk about because I realized, If not me, who? If not now, when?"

– Laurel Mintz

Previous Events

Laurel has hosted, moderated and appeared on panels at leading industry events including: