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Lauren Pfeiffer

VC INVESTOR | AI/ROBOTICS GEEK

Emerging Tech Talks

9:30am-10:45am

Salon - Panel

Hear from Emerging Tech Leaders who are challenging the status quo and bringing not only new products and businesses to market but are busting out of traditional constructs, driving trends and redefining roles and opportunities for STEM talent in emerging markets and industries. Explore the tangible connection between AI and productivity. What AI can mean to our well-being and the future of intelligent systems and their complexities. Come with a curious mind and be ready to unearth the power that Emerging Technology and STEM can bring to any business. (Moderators: Robin Parisse and Nitasha Syed)

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.