Laura Hovas is a Principal at Hatzimemos / Libby, a strategy and venture firm based in New York City.  Founded in 2009, H/L is dedicated to accelerating companies, focusing on high-growth businesses that add value to society. H/L is a new kind of venture firm; its unique Growth Catalyst model is designed to help portfolio companies and their leaders achieve the next stage of their success through active and regular engagement by H/L partners and their network.  

Prior to joining Hatzimemos / Libby, Ms. Hovas spent six years working at Portage Partners, a New York based firm focused on sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring a broad array of alternative funds and direct investment opportunities.  At Portage Partners, Ms. Hovas was a Director and member of the investment team, where she focused on direct investments and venture capital funds.  She led all of the firm’s efforts in venture capital including the sourcing and diligence of all opportunities in the asset class.  Portage has a focus on enterprise software and cybersecurity, an area in which Ms. Hovas has expertise and deep market knowledge.  In addition to investment work, Ms. Hovas assisted in the management and expansion of the firm’s relationships.  Ms. Hovas received a BA from Tulane University in New Orleans.