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Miles Lasater ’01

Miles Lasater ’01

CEO & Founder, Purpose Built Ventures; Co-founder, Higher One, SeeClickFix, OneUni
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Miles Lasater is CEO and Founder of Purpose Built, a venture studio focused on human potential. Miles previously co-founded Higher One (IPO, 2010), SeeClickFix (acq 2019), and OneUni. He is a Kauffman Fellow and formerly a VC at F-Prime Capital.

Higher One was a fast-growing fintech company that served 2M+ college students and 1200+ higher ed campuses. He was founder and senior executive taking the company from idea to $200mil+ revenue, 750+ employees and public listing on NYSE. Miles served as the public company board chair and is experienced in corporate governance and M&A transactions.

Miles has invested in dozens of pre/see-stage ventures, taught a class on venture capital at Yale University and was previously on the board of Venture for America. He is on the board of ConnCorp, a $150M+ economic development project in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven. He is Chair of the board of Curious Learning, a tech nonprofit.

He has ideated inside 3 other ventures studios and is a GSSN Studio Launch Program graduate. Miles is the host of the podcast Startups for Good and blogs at