Brian Laegeler

Managing Director
Chicago, IL

Brian Laegeler joined Touchdown Ventures in the Fall of 2018 to source and execute corporate venture capital investments.  He is currently focused on tech-enabled solutions for the pharmaceutical sector.  Brian brings over 20 years of investment and corporate advisory experience across multiple industries, geographies, and stages.

Prior to Touchdown, Brian most recently served as vice president of mergers & acquisitions for Loop Capital Markets, where he led transaction execution across sectors such as consumer/retail, software, VR gaming, biotech, industrials, utilities and infrastructure.  Prior to Loop, Brian was an equity analyst for Morningstar where he covered generic and specialty pharmaceuticals.  His successful recommendations led to the creation of his own hedge fund, Shimpaku Capital, L.P., which significantly outperformed the S&P 500.  Earlier in his career, Brian was an associate with RoundTable Healthcare Partners and a senior financial analyst in the mergers & acquisitions group at Bear Stearns.

Brian received a BS in Business Administration, with distinction, from Indiana University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a CPA.
He resides in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter where they support the local food movement via their small-scale farm.

Favorite Team

Valko BJJ, 10thPlanet BJJ, Alliance BJJ

Favorite Athlete

Edwin Najmi

Favorite Moment

Royce Gracie UFC 1