Sarah Throop joined CrowdOut Capital as General Counsel in July 2019. She brings 13 years of legal experience in secured finance, alternative lending and investment funds to the team. Sarah started her legal career at Vinson & Elkins working on a broad range of secured finance transactions. In the finance arena, Sarah has experience representing commercial banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, and other financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers and investors, in complex commercial finance transactions. She has worked on finance matters across a wide range of industries and has experience in secured and unsecured lending, asset based finance, acquisition finance, project finance and senior and subordinated lending transactions. More recently, Sarah was an Of Counsel at the Austin Office of DLA Piper where her practice largely focused on alternative investments. With respect to investment funds, Sarah has experience representing institutional investors, hedge funds and private equity funds on a broad range of issues including direct investments, fund formation, secondary transactions, structured co-investments and portfolio investments in alternative assets. She holds a bachelor of arts in both Art History and Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and a JD from Yale Law School.