Laurie Yoler

General Partner at Playground Global

Laurie Yoler

Laurie Yoler

General Partner at Playground Global

Overview
Career Highlights

Qualcomm Labs, Inc.
Packet Design LLC
Precision I/O, Inc.

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Number of Boards

13

Birthday

1965

Age

56

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Co-Founder at Zoox, Inc.

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Vice President for Research at Washington State University Research Foundation

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Senior Managing Director at Arma Partners LLP

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Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Packet Design LLC

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Founder at Square Roots Urban Growers, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Tesla, Inc.

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Partner at David Powell Financial Services, Inc.

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Director/Head of Marketing at Qualcomm, Inc.

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Laurie Yoler
General Partner at Playground Global
Education
B.A. in Management Information Systems

Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university based in Pullman, in the U.S. state of Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU (colloquially referred to as Wazzu) is the state's original and largest land-grant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience and communications. It is ranked in the top-ten universities in the US in terms of clean technology and it is one of 96 public and private universities in America with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU is ranked among the top half of national universities at 115th according to U.S. News and World Report.

International Business Program

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University to quote the University Statute is to conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level.

Executive Management Program

INSEAD is a graduate business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. INSEAD, widely considered one of the best business schools in the world, allows its students to study in the US (West Coast- San Francisco via Wharton exchange, East Coast- Philadelphia via Wharton exchange, Midwest- Evanston near Chicago via Kellogg exchange), in Asia (Singapore via INSEAD Asia Campus exchange and Shanghai via CEIBS exchange), in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi via INSEAD Middle East Campus exchange) and in Europe (Fontainebleau via INSEAD Europe Campus exchange)

Executive Management Program

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Career History
General Partner
2019 - Current

Playground invests in early stage companies located in the US. The firm focuses on software & hardware, automation/ai, infrastructure, next-gen compute and life sciences. They provide financing in the form of equity for early stage capital requirements.

Co-Founder
Tenure Unconfirmed

Packet Design LLC developed standards-based wireless network infrastructure systems and network appliances. The company was founded in May 2000 and was headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

President
2013 - 2016

Qualcomm Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of QUALCOMM, Inc., is a company headquartered in San Diego, CA. The firm develops wireless communication systems.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Zoox, Inc. is a robotic company, which engages in autonomous mobility business. The company was founded by Timothy D. Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson in 2014 and is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

Director
Prior

Sun Microsystems, Inc. provides network computing infrastructure solutions. It offers its solutions under the Java technology platform, Solaris Operating System, MySQL database management system, Sun StorageTek storage solutions, and UltraSPARC processor brands. The company also develops networking computing products and technologies which include servers, storage, open source software, tools, and training. The company provides solutions to the social networking, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, news, energy, and engineering companies. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Vice Chair
Current

TO FOSTER INNOVATION / TECHNOLOGICAL GROWTH BETWEEN WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY / PRIVATE INDUSTRY.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Indus Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization. It provides mentoring, networking, education and funding to entrepreneurs. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Member, Advisory Board
Prior
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Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The company operates through the following segments: Automotive and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. It develops energy storage products for use in homes, commercial facilities and utility sites. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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