Partner & Managing Director
Laura Barker Morse started Entrepreneurship Ventures Inc., a consulting and coaching practice, in 2008 in response to requests from start ups in Scotland, Spain, Québec, and the Boston area. From 1999 – 2008, Laura was Human Capital Partner at Atlas Venture, the largest transatlantic early stage technology venture capital firm. She worked closely with Atlas portfolio companies in Europe and the US on strategic human capital issues including recruitment, development, and reward systems. She acted as her firm’s senior human resource professional and as liaison with consultants and preferred providers of recruitment, compensation, and human resources.
Prior to joining Atlas Venture, Laura worked in Brussels for S.W.I.F.T. sc, the global financial telecommunications consortium, where she reported to the CEO during a strategic reorganization and led management planning, worldwide recruiting and expatriate services. Laura recruited over 250 European and Asian executives.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she was elected to Mortar Board. She is a frequent speaker and coach on recruiting, team building, and career planning at workshops around Europe, and also leading business schools including Solvay (Belgium), Harvard Business School, and MIT/Sloan.
Laura served for ten years as a Trustee of The Computer Museum, and is currently a Trustee of the Museum of Science (Boston), and a Trustee of the Mass General Hospital Physicians Organization. She is a member of Hestia, a charitable giving circle and the Executive Council Steering Committee of the Women’s Cancers Program of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Laura is a member of the Board of Directors of PixarBio, PRXB (Boston), a publically listed biotechnology firm, introducing breakthrough non-opiate pain medication, and reacHIRE (Middlesex), a venture backed company working with corporate clients to attract and train experienced professional women returning to the workforce.
Laura currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Aura Biosciences, a nanotechnology biotech start up in Kendall Square, BiOncoTech in Valencia, Fiabee in Barcelona, Newtrax in Montréal, and also advises other tech start-ups in Barcelona, Valencia, Boston and beyond.