Laetitia is the Founder, Managing Partner, and General Partner of Global Space Ventures, and is primarily responsible for portfolio management, from deal sourcing to exit. Dual-use critical technology pioneers she has backed and accelerated in the last decade of her 25-year career include SpaceX in which she made an early investment in 2012, and several other unicorns. She was also instrumental, as co-founder/President of Escape Dynamics in meaningful advances in beamed energy technology, and its onboarding on NASA’s roadmap in 2015. Laetitia serves on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Science Board; on NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation Advisory Board; on the board of directors of XPRIZE, which launched the $100M Carbon Removal XPRIZE with Elon Musk; on the advisory board of the Truman Center for National Policy; and the board of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). She is also a security fellow of the Truman National Security Project, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and Women Corporate Directors. A leading voice in innovation and national security, she has contributed to U.S. congressional taskforces on innovation, and briefed members of the U.S. Senate on national security and commercial space. Laetitia started her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the late 1990’s where she completed more than $8B in M&A transactions and held leadership investment roles at leading multi-billion dollars global investment firms TPG-Axon and Renaissance Technologies. Laetitia earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2004. She was recognized in 2010 as a "Rising Star" by Institutional Investor after starting global long-short public market equity fund Ajna Partners, which she closed to focus on private investments in frontier technologies through her family office. She is also the recipient of the inaugural ESSEC USA Visionary Award (2023).