Laidlaw Scholars Ventures (LSV) launched in London with an event led by Laidlaw Foundation CEO Susanna V. Kempe and Laidlaw Scholars Ventures Chief Investment Officer Niall Santamaria.
December 15, 2021
LONDON, UK—On 3 December 2021, the Laidlaw Alumni Society met to celebrate the launch of Laidlaw Scholars Ventures. If you missed the live event, watch the recording here to discover the fund's vision in the words of Laidlaw Foundation CEO Susanna V. Kempe and Laidlaw Scholars Ventures Chief Investment Officer Niall Santamaria.
Laidlaw Scholars Ventures (LSV) is a for-profit business investing in start-ups founded and run by Laidlaw Scholars. Backed by a $50m fund, LSV accelerates Good Businesses by financing growth, providing support services, delivering extensive training and development, and bringing a network of expert advisors and mentors. All profits from LSV will be returned to the Laidlaw Foundation to invest in its educational programmes designed to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality and develop a new generation of ethical leaders.
The Laidlaw Foundation invests in the education of the underprivileged and underrepresented in order to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality and develop a new generation of leaders. We believe that education is the single most powerful tool to break the cycle of poverty and reduce inequality in the world. We invest in the education of the underprivileged and the underrepresented in order to create systemic change.
Our goal is to develop a new generation of engaged global citizens and leaders; who embrace research, make data-driven decisions and believe that there is a moral imperative to act with integrity.