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Miles Lasater

Lecturer in the Practice of Management

Miles is an Investor in early-stage startups. As Founding Partner of Purpose Built Ventures, he invests in tech startups working to make people healthier or wealthier. He has invested in and advised dozens of companies at the earliest stages including Honor, Brightside Health, Remix, Notable Health, and Balto Software. Additionally, he has helped seed nonprofits such as Issue One, One Acre, MakeHaven and Imagine Worldwide.

He is an Entrepreneur. Starting his career as an entrepreneur while still a college student, he co-founded Higher One in his living room. As senior exec and later board chair, he led the company from idea to $200mil+ revenue, 750+ employees and IPO including making multiple acquisitions. He was proud to campaign internal culture and values including open communication and client service. Higher One also ranked highly on the national Great Place to Work list twice as well as Inc 500 and multiple other fast growth lists.

Miles went on to start two other venture-backed startups: SeeClickFix (SaaS for government) where he serves on the board and OneUni (higher education via smartphone).

He was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year regional winner and national finalist.

Miles also hosts a podcast Startups for Good, which is a podcast exploring high-growth and high-values ventures.


Education

BS, Yale University