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Laela Sturdy

General Partner

Laela Sturdy

Laela Sturdy has invested in some of the world’s most consequential companies, including Stripe, Duolingo (DUOL), Gusto, UiPath (PATH), Unqork, Curated, Webflow, Whatnot, and Chief. She brings hands-on operational hypergrowth experience and deep, cross-sector knowledge to CapitalG. Laela serves on numerous public and private company boards and is known for the high level of engagement, wide-ranging expertise, and unwavering commitment that she brings to every investment.

Laela Sturdy

Laela joined CapitalG shortly after its inception in 2013 from Google, where as managing director of emerging businesses she launched and scaled a number of domestic and international high-growth businesses and held leadership roles on the YouTube and Google Search teams.

Before joining Google in 2007, Laela was a consultant at Bain & Company, advising companies across media, retail, CPG and private equity. She holds an AB in Biochemistry from Harvard College, an MSc in Multimedia Systems from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. An avid basketball player and former captain of her college women’s team, Laela enjoys spending time listening to live music with her wife and kids in San Francisco.



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