LifeQ leadership team

Laurence (Laurie) Olivier

CEO & Co-Founder, Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Laurie is a seasoned venture capitalist and entrepreneur who has served on the boards of more than 40 startup and major companies (including public) in the Americas, EMEA and East Asia. In his capacity as board member of the largest South African industrial conglomerate, he was responsible for private equity and global business development. Along with qualifications in engineering and business administration, Laurie possesses decades of global VC experience through which he has built extensive networks. He is passionate about developing new technologies into successful global startups, and his success in this regard has been recognized by some of the most prominent global media and public service organizations, including the Dow Jones Venture Reporter, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the American Israel Chamber of Commerce (SE).


  • Global Gaming Ltd
  • Intarget Pty Ltd
  • INSiAVA Pty Ltd
  • American Israel Chamber of Commerce (Southeast)
  • ClickFox, Inc.
  • I-Novae Studios, LLC
  • Yola, Inc.
  • Asankya, Inc.
  • CytoDome, Inc.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Atlanta Venture Forum
  • Florence, Inc.
  • MainXchange, Inc.
  • Advanced Medical Technologies
  • AMIC Safetech
  • MCA Investments
  • Southern Capital Forum
  • Novadent, Inc.
  • Myriad Ultrasound Systems, Inc.
  • Daewoo Satellite Systems
  • Daewoo Electronics of SA
  • Ultra-Guide, Inc.
  • Gentech, Inc.
  • Gambit Computer Communications
  • Scopus Genetics, Inc.

Company experience

  • LifeQ
  • HealthQ Technologies
  • 4Di Capital
  • Veritas Venture Partners
  • Global Nutrition & Health,
  • Transatlantic Venture Management, Inc.
  • Anglo American Limited
  • Anglo American Ventures
  • LHA Management Consultants
  • Slabbert Basson Associates
  • Kentron Pty Ltd
  • South African Navy

Academic qualifications

  • BCom Advanced Finance and Strategic Marketing, University of South Africa
  • BEng Electronics, University of Pretoria
  • Diploma in Data Metrics, Operational Research, University of South Africa