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Narie Foster

Venture Partner

Narie Foster

As a Venture Partner at JAZZ and an executive coach, Narie marries her operating expertise with a deep knowledge of human nature to support portfolio companies with interpersonal and hospitality-oriented initiatives.

Previously, Narie co-founded M.M.LaFleur, a direct-to-consumer fashion brand for professional women, and spent five years as COO, helping to grow the company to $75 million in revenue, over 200 employees, and Series B funding. Narie led the build-out of M.M.LaFleur's e-commerce, customer experience, fulfillment operations, software engineering, product management, people operations, and company culture. In 2016, she was selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Retail & E-Commerce, and in 2017, M.M.LaFleur was #43 on Inc.'s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America.

Narie has advised and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, including as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MIT and a guest lecturer at Cornell University, Columbia Business School, the Wharton School, NYU Stern, Techstars, CodeBase Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, and the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator.

Outside of JAZZ, Narie also facilitates intensive workshops that optimize human potential, and creates interactive hospitality experiences. She loves exploring humanity via food, writing, design, comedy, and storytelling.

Narie began her career as a management consultant at Bain & Company and has a B.S. in Systems Engineering from Cornell University.