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Lauren Ipsen

Talent Partner

Lauren is the Talent Partner at Decibel where she focuses on helping technical founders find the essential talent that will accelerate their growth from the earliest stages. She has placed over one hundred product and engineering leaders throughout her career and will be focusing on cultivating and growing our network of rising stars for every critical role.

Prior to joining Decibel, Lauren was one of the top performing executive recruiters at Daversa Partners and has worked with several dozen high growth startups in Silicon Valley including Airbnb, Canva, Discord, Snap, and Twitter. She most recently was a talent partner at General Catalyst where she focused on scaling their talent practice for seed stage companies.

Lauren grew up in an entrepreneurial family here in the Bay Area and was recruited to play golf in college. Her career began in broadcast journalism, where she discovered her passion for interviewing pioneers from diverse walks of life.

Learn more about Lauren here.


Founders say about me….

I hustle and deliver results.

I love working with founders on….

How to court and close A+ talent.

When I am not helping founders….

I’m golfing, hiking, or chilling with my cats.