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Laura Pearl, '88

Managing Director, Ceres Venture Fund

Laura Pearl has over 20 years of private equity investing experience and currently works at Ceres Venture Fund, a Chicago-based firm dedicated to funding early stage high-growth companies in the Midwest. Pearl regularly lectures on private equity and entrepreneurial finance at Chicago Booth and Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is also a board member for the Illinois Venture Capital Association.