Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is a technology entrepreneur, and investor with a life-long passion for living a life of impact, reflecting her belief in technology’s potential to improve virtually every human endeavor.
She started her career in 1999 at Goldman Sachs where she advised on over $8 billion in cross-border M&A, strategic equity investments and equity financing mandates involving US, European and Asian companies. She then joined the co-head of Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies to serve as founding Investment Principal at global investment firm TPG-Axon which launched with $2.8 billion in 2004, and where she led global public-market investments in the consumer and technology sectors. She also served as an Investment Partner of Renaissance Technologies’ Mendocino fund, before she founded her own investment firm where she served as CEO and Portfolio Manager. She was awarded in 2010 Institutional Investor “Rising Star” award. She served as Co-founder & President of Escape Dynamics, which was ranked third of the “Top 10 World’s Most Innovative Space Companies” by Fast Company and whose beamed energy space propulsion technology was added onto NASA’s technology roadmap in 2015 and featured in Scientific American as “World Changing Idea”. She has also been serving as the Chairman of Garriott Enterprises, a holding company which manages her family holdings and invests in disruptive technology firms, from seed to growth stage, across sectors incl. aerospace, biotech, and advanced computing.
Laetitia serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and Women Corporate Directors. She also serves as a Truman Security Fellow, and a Board Member of the National Museum of Mathematics. She holds an MBA degree from ESSEC and Harvard Business School. She was born in France and currently lives in New York City with her husband Richard, an entrepreneur & astronaut, and their two children Kinga Shuilong and Ronin Phi.