Laila Partridge is an investor, serial entrepreneur, and Fortune 100 trained executive who enjoys working with fast growing technology companies. As a Techstars Managing Director, she works in partnership with Stanley Black & Decker on an accelerator, investing in startups advancing electrification into industrial and consumer DIY tool applications. Ms. Partridge is also a board member of Cambridge Trust.
In the 12 years leading up to this role, Ms. Partridge founded and led a range of start-ups from communications technology spin-outs out of Caltech and MIT to innovative mobile and SaaS companies in retail and sustainability. She has strong operational and technology innovation training from her tenure at Intel Capital, Intel’s venture capital arm. Ms. Partridge was an investor and group manager during Intel Capital's formative years, investing in early enabling technologies such as RIM (the first mobile email provider) and in Red Hat and VA Linux (early leaders in the Linux/Open Source market). While at Intel, she was also part of the executive team that launched Itanium® microprocessor family; her formation of the Intel® 64 Fund provided the basis for a Harvard Business School's case study. Ms. Partridge has a BA with Honors from Wellesley College.
March 2nd, 2022 | Season 2 | 40 mins 24 secs
education, industry 4.0, manufacturing, startups, women in manufacturing, workforce