Lea Tarnowski

Lea Tarnowski

Founder & COO, Averon

Lea is the Co-founder, President & COO of Averon, the world’s safest and easiest mobile identity & payment platform. Lea’s career began with investment banking and private equity at Morgan Stanley, and she has spent the last decade investing, including five years with Northzone, one of Europe‚Äôs leading VC funds. While there, Lea focused at the fintech, mobile and marketplace sectors, and made investments such as iZettle & Artfinder. Over the past few years, Lea has served as an angel investor, board member, and advisor in San Francisco where her portfolio includes Zesty, Boosterfuels, Qapital, among others. Today, Lea primarily focuses on fintech and cybersecurity efforts, as well as utilizing her extensive experience in consumer technologies and products. She also advises select funds. A Kauffman Fellow, Lea holds a Harvard MBA and an MSc in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics and HEC Paris. She has served on a variety of corporate boards as well as on the Board of SVCA, the Swedish Venture Capital and Private Equity association. She also is an active mentor at various accelerators and was a Hybrid Reality fellow.

Lea is also a nutritionist, former fitness instructor, and a hobby Guinea pig of performance hacking.

2018