Lauren Bates

Co-founder & CPO @ Railtown

Consulting & Advising
As a founder and serial startup person, Lauren loves helping others bring their idea to life. She advises and consults for entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprises.
Lauren Co-founded Railtown Ventures in 2018. Railtown is a Vancouver based Quest Lab, partnering with entrepreneurs to launch, grow, and innovate.
Lauren makes time to mentor aspiring product managers and women in tech. She also works with local organizations to mentor and build the tech community in Vancouver. Get in touch


Lauren Bates is a product leader and entrepreneur. She's a Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Railtown Ventures, where she specializes in product development, user research, and design thinking.A builder from the moment she picked up a piece of Lego, Lauren went on to study Applied Mathematics & Engineering at Queen's University (Kingston, ON Canada). She spent some time as a software engineer, before finding her sweet spot in product management. Her focus has always been data-driven product development, building products in mobile gaming, analytics, advertising, fintech, and corporate governance. At Koho, Canada's first digital-only bank, she led the company to public launch while earning an Apple App Store feature as one of the “Apps We Love”.


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