Lindsay Stencel

COO, Launch New York Inc.


US & Canada




Lindsay Karas Stencel is an Upstate New York native with vast legal and business experience in the small entity space, particularly with emerging company structuring and financings. A licensed attorney by training, Ms. Stencel is licensed in three states and also holds an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Ms. Stencel is a partner with the firm NCT Ventures, a Columbus, Ohio-based venture firm, where she also serves as the firm’s Chief Legal Counsel. Currently, Ms. Stencel also serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager for Launch New York, Inc., a 501(c)(3) venture development organization, where she has led nearly 30 financings in the last 18 months. Additionally, as part of her boutique law firm focused on emerging companies, she has handled over 1,000 transactions across the country for her clients. Ms. Stencel has a keen eye for reviewing business plans, deal structuring and investment planning for emerging companies from the seed stage through exit.

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