Laurie Olivier is a partner of Veritas Venture Partners, a veteran VC firm in Israel, and manages its Atlanta office. In his capacity as a general partner of Veritas’ latest fund, VVP II, he serves on the boards of an enterprise software company, ClickFox Inc., and a medical device company, CytoDome Inc.. He is a member of various technology related industry forums, and is the former chairman of the Conexx, as well as chairman of its Telecommunications Committee
Laurie has been involved in venture capital since 1990. As Senior Business Development Manager and SVP Private Equity at Anglo American (AA), a leading global mining concern, he represented AA’s interests in a number of venture funds, including the AAV fund managed by Veritas. He served on the boards various AAV portfolio companies. He was also a board member of MCPEPA (an East Asian private equity fund) and MCA (a South African VC fund – Chairman of the Investment Committee).
At AA, he pioneered the establishment of new technology-driven businesses, and served on the boards of a variety of publicly traded and privately held businesses, including Anglo American Industrial Corporation Ltd and some of its joint venture companies with major East Asian corporations. He currently serves as a technology commercialization advisor to a major government controlled research organization in South Africa and to the University of Pretoria.
Laurie was born and raised in South Africa, and holds a B.Engineering (Electronics) from the University of Pretoria, and a B.Com (Hons) and Dip. Datametrics from the University of South Africa.