Lainy Painter

Principal | San Francisco


Lainy is a principal at Craft on the investment team. Prior to Craft, Lainy worked at Battery Ventures on the team responsible for investments in BounceX, Prodigy Software, and Wag! among others. 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 and 2019 Women Who Venture Summits.



Trusted Health, Entera, Koyfin, Neyborly

Board Seats


Lainy focuses technology for complex vertical markets, such as real estate, healthcare, education, construction, and financial services.