Lainy Painter

Partner | New York

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Lainy is a partner at Craft on the investment team. Lainy invests primarily in SaaS and Marketplaces. Prior to Craft, Lainy worked at Battery Ventures in San Francisco. Previously, Lainy worked at Gainsight, a B2B customer success startup where she helped lead business operations and strategy across the organization, including initiatives to grow services revenue and drive product adoption. Lainy started her career at Goldman Sachs on the technology, media and telecom investment banking team, advising companies including PayPal, LinkedIn, Zendesk and 2U. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary.

Lainy is an active member of All Raise, the non-profit dedicated to increasing representation in venture capital. She served as Co-Chair for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Women Who Venture Summits.

Notable Investments
Arena, ClickUp, Entera, Trusted Health
Board Member or Observer
Explo, Fellow, Juniper, Koyfin, Plume, Northspyre, Sensible
Focus
Marketplaces and SaaS. Lainy is particularly interested in platforms for complex vertical markets, such as real estate, healthcare, education, construction, and fintech.
Companies