Lara Jeremko is Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond Ventures, a venture capital advisory firm partnering with investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and storytellers to create systems-level solutions for the 21st century. Lara is currently advising Pivotal Ventures, the incubation and investment company founded by Melinda Gates, with a focus on caregiving, aging and longevity innovation. She is also on the Advisory Board for AI LA, a nonprofit exploring the impacts of artificial intelligence on humanity.

Previously, Lara designed and led the XR Education Prize Challenge, an innovation competition funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the most promising technologies at the intersection of higher education and immersive technology. Lara was also an institutional investment officer managing a $1.5 billion venture capital fund portfolio at UTIMCO, the investment firm overseeing $35 billion dollars of University of Texas System endowment assets.

Lara was also a co-founder of re:3D Inc., a 3D printing hardware company focused on the circular economy and a private equity analyst at Credit Suisse in New York, NY. Lara graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. from Syracuse University.