Laura
Buckingham Thomas
Portfolio Services Manager
Focus: Portfolio Services
Location: Palo Alto

Laura joined Norwest in 2010 and brings 20+ years of experience within the venture capital and finance industries.

Laura leads an array of portfolio services initiatives and programs, including portfolio company onboarding; executive briefings; and connecting portfolio companies with exclusive perks, benefits, and resources to help them scale. Laura also helps drive Norwest’s annual Talent & People Practices Benchmark Survey and manages the firm’s vendor platform and portfolio communities – the latter of which is designed to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration among Norwest’s portfolio company leadership teams.

Prior to Norwest, Laura was the office manager and marketing coordinator at Gold Hill Capital, an independent private equity firm providing debt and equity capital to rapid growth, venture-backed technology companies. Previously, she was with Lighthouse Capital Partners and SVB. Laura spent three years writing for Netflix in a freelance capacity.

Laura holds a bachelor of science in journalism from San Jose State University and a certificate of achievement in marketing management from De Anza College.

Get To Know Laura
  • 01
    What is your favorite movie?
    Footloose
  • 02
    What was your first concert?
    Fleetwood Mac
  • 03
    What is something that people may not know about you?
    I am a Betty White superfan. We're talking a potentially unhealthy level of fandom. :)