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Laurence Tosi

Managing Partner & Founder


For over 25 years, Laurence A. Tosi (L.T.) has established a career as a distinctive operator, serial entrepreneur and forward-looking investor. As an operator, L.T. has served in executive-level roles at leading, global institutions Merrill Lynch (COO, CFO, Risk Committee, Head of Corp. Dev. and eCommerce), Blackstone (CFO, Management and Risk Committee Member, Head of the Innovations Fund and Blackstone Treasury Solutions fund) and Airbnb (CFO, Head of Payments, Customer Experience & Corporate Development). His tenure at each institution coincided with periods of their greatest innovation and transformational growth.

As an entrepreneur, L.T. was a founding partner or early investor behind several tech-enabled, disruptive businesses across e-commerce, private markets technology and cyber-security. During his time at Merrill and Blackstone, L.T. deployed ~$500M of capital, returning ~$1,600M (without ever taking a loss). As an individual investor, L.T. has managed his own portfolio of investments via a family office for over 25 years, which recently evolved into WestCap, a strategic operating and investing firm that partners with visionary leaders to build generational businesses. The WestCap team is comprised of seasoned industry leaders and entrepreneurs who guide companies through the most pivotal stages of growth. Some of the notable investments include Airbnb, StubHub, Ipreo, Addepar, Hopper, iCapital, SIMON, GoodLeap and NYDIG. The firm has offices in New York, San Francisco and London.

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