Owner and co-founder of Mosaic Weighted Blankets
By Lauren Jones, Photo courtesy of Laura LeMond
Laura LeMond is an Austin native and the owner of Mosaic Weighted Blankets. LeMond was born prematurely, with sensory processing disorder and while in college, she discovered placing weighted sandbags on her body calmed her. In 2010, she created a beanbag/blanket combo, launching Mosaic Weighted Blankets, now one of the largest weighted-blanket retailers in the United States. More than 100 million Americans suffer from insomnia or anxiety, and her blankets help. With 3 million Google searches each month for weighted blankets, Mosaic Weighted Blankets has continued to flourish and has been busy for the last seven years, with 20 manufacturing employees in Cedar Park, Texas. Proud of her bootstrap approach to starting a business, LeMond uses social media to market a product most people have never heard of. A University of Texas graduate, she credits success to her previous career with IBM. A thought leader in the weighted-blanket space, LeMond has received press in The Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post and Forbes.