Angel Investing

Layne actively evaluates investment opportunities. Her philosophy is to invest in entities she is passionate about and/or sees substantial upside potential. The market segment she feels most comfortable with is B2C where users can absorb many or buy on a regular basis through a subscription model.

As of September 2019 Layne has suspended any new angel investments so as to focus on her own start-up that is targeted to launch in Q1 2020.



Holistic wellness system is made with pure, powerfulingredients that help you feel your best from teh inside out - and support you in all that you do.

Why Layne invested, “the convergence of wellness and beauty is a fast-growing market that I personally find compelling. Plus, I really like their products.”

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This Is L.

L is dedicated to the rebellious notion that women everywhere deserve better. No ingredients you can’t pronounce. No exhausted cliches. Just the quality you expect and the authenticity you deserve.

Why Layne invested: “Compelling product line that major chains, like Target and CVS, want in their stores.”

ACQUIRED BY PROCTER & GAMBLE FEBRUARY 2019. Congratulations to the team!

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Made from recycled water bottles, Rothy's shoes are the most comfortable, stylish ballet flat available. And you can wash them in the washing machine.

Why Layne invested: "I have six (nope, now eight; update - ten) pairs. Need I say more?"


Birdie's Slippers

Finally, a slipper designed to make you feel your best at home. They are truly slippers with style!

Why Layne invested: "They look a lot better than my bunny slippers."

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Steep Hill Labs

Steep Hill is the world’s leading cannabis science and technology company with extensive expertise in lab
testing, remote testing, genetics, R&D, and the licensing of our intellectual property to strategic partners across the

Why Layne invested: "The medicinal benefits of cannabis are game-changing and the recreational side will continue to be legalized across the U.S. and around the globe."

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Cultivar San Francisco

Cultivar San Francisco is a new experience in wine enjoyment. They pair an array of local wines with farm-to-table small plates for a great meal or just a place to meet up with friends for a glass of wine or micro-brewed beer.

Why Layne invested: "I've always enjoyed Cultivar and Caspar Estate wines. And I believed this is a modern take on an age-old concept."