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Theodora Lau

Theodora Lau

Founder Unconventional Ventures


Theodora Lau is a speaker, writer, and advisor, who works seeks to spark innovation in the public and private sectors for the benefits of the 50-plus cohort. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporations, startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and accelerators to better address the unmet needs of consumers (e.g. older adults), with keen interests in women and minority founders. As part of her work, she regularly advises startups in both financial services and healthcare/caregiving space, as well as recommends startups for accelerator programs. Theo was named one of 44 "2017 Innovators to Watch" by Bank Innovation, ranked No. 2 Top FinTech Influencers by Onalytica, along with being top AI and Digital Transformation Influencers, and named LinkedIn Top Voices for Economy and Finance.

Theodora has over 20 years of experience in championing and executing multi-million dollar programs and solutions to Fortune 100 clients worldwide. As an experienced strategist with a proven track record, Theodora program managed and delivered end-to-end quality services to next-generation wireless technology and telehealth providers, implementing customer-impacting initiatives across functional teams and geographic locations. Theodora is a Steering Committee Member of VC Innovations and an Advisory Board Member at Envel.

Theodora is a speaker and guest contributor for various top industry events and publications, including Money20/20, Finovate, American Banker, Financial Brand, Financial Revolutionist, and Irish Tech News. She has been featured on various podcasts by Breaking Banks, American Banker, Bank Innovation, and INV Filter. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University.

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