Lauren Bigelow

Rock Ventures
Executive Advisor for Entrepreneurship
 Lauren Bigelow joined Rock Ventures as the Executive Advisor for Entrepreneurship in January 2019 where she is responsible for the strategy and community engagement of the entrepreneur team.  She has spent 20 years in the innovation and technology space where she has a large network of early stage business, venture, private equity, and corporate investors. From 2010 through 2019, Lauren served as the CEO of the Growth Capital Network (GCN), which provides strategy, analytic, and impact evaluation services to the foundation and non-profit community.  Prior to GCN and before its ‘09 acquisition by Bloomberg, she was the North American Commercial Director for New Energy Finance, the leading independent provider of information and research to investors in the clean energy markets. From early 2004 – 2008, Lauren was the Managing Director of the Cleantech Group where she oversaw the firm’s technology and entrepreneur pipelines. Lauren is a finance lecturer at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.