Meet The VC: Mirit Lugassi / LACONIA

May 7, 2024

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Mirit Lugassi


Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Mirit Lugassi / Laconia to discuss fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more with our partners Decko, and Trinet.

About Mirit Lugassi

Mirit Lugassi is an Investor at Laconia Capital, focusing on early stage b2b software companies that are changing the way business is done. A Fintech startup operator turned venture capital investor, she has a global track record (US, Europe, Israel & UK) of transforming companies and teams in the b2b software space, taking on positions such as Head of Growth & Customer Success at DueDil (Acquired by Artesian) and VP of Customer Operations at a high-growth early-stage Edtech startup.

Before joining Laconia’s investment team Mirit helped build two cutting-edge operations: 51 Unicorns, an investment club aimed at female retail investors, and SeedImpact, an alternative investment firm orchestrating investment opportunities between mission-driven angel investors and underrepresented founders. Mirit is an alumna of Included VC, a venture fellowship for leaders on a mission to diversify and change the face of the VC industry and she is also a qualified NY lawyer.


Laconia leads investments in pre-seed and seed-stage B2B software companies with a focus on supporting founders in the early days in terms of sales acceleration, operational execution, and capital strategy.

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About Escalon

Escalon offers all the essential business services needed to maintain a company. A single, trusted resource for everything from part-time CFO services and HR, to accounting, tax, payroll, and insurance.

Experience the peace of mind of having all your company’s back-office needs running seamlessly in the background. Escalon is centered around the idea of making life easier for serial entrepreneurs and savvy CEO’s.

We’re with you at every stage. Our strategic advice and efficient services in finance & people-related matters enable us to escort early stage companies through transformation into large enterprises or successful exits.

Meet our partners


DECKO is the leading pitch deck development company with a global ecosystem of Startup and VC Fund clients. They create world-class pitch decks from scratch by connecting you with an active VC investor with experience in your vertical to create the kind of narrative and content they want to see across their own desks. From there, their designers bring your deck content to life with visually stunning custom deck design.

DECKO, with its team of 50+ active VCs and designers, has worked with 200+ startups and VC funds that have gone on to raise over $1B+ from leading venture capital firms including 8VC, Village Global, Y Combinator, Accel, and more.

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TriNet (NYSE: TNET) provides small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, and real-time technology. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business.

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