Lara joins Innovation Endeavors with 14 years of investing experience. Most recently, she was the Director of Investments at Point Olema Capital Partners, a multi-family office founded by the former CIO of both the Stanford Endowment and Makena Capital. Before Point Olema, Lara spent ten years at Maverick Capital where she sourced, analyzed, and evaluated hedge fund opportunities across long/short equity, multi-strategy, and credit for the firm’s fund of funds and seeding efforts. Prior to her allocator role, Lara was a long/short equity analyst who picked stocks for Maverick’s emerging markets and small-cap teams. She also served as Vice-Chairman of the Maverick Capital Foundation and led the fund’s recruiting effort to identify top investment talent. Prior to joining Maverick, Lara was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.
She graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance and Marketing, where she graduated cum laude. Lara lives in Mill Valley with her husband, two sons, and daughter.