Lawrence D. Lenihan Jr., a founder and Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, focuses on investments around the next generation of commerce, the changing enterprise, the future of financial services. Prior to founding FirstMark, Lawrence founded Pequot Ventures in 1996 after six years serving the retail industry at IBM and three years at Broadview, where he was a senior member of the M&A advisory team.
Lawrence sits on the boards of some great companies in the retail industry –LollyWollyDoodle, Tommy John, BodyLabs, MobileROI, Virgin MEGA and AHAlife.He is also the co-founder of an incredible luxury women’s apparel brand named Norisol Ferrari and he is the owner of a beautiful heritage brand, Crouch & Fitzgerald that was started in 1839.In addition, he participates on the boards of SecondMarket, OpenGamma,EagleEye Analytics, Dovetail, Tracelink, PublicStuff.
Since 2008, Lawrence has been an Adjunct Professor at New York University where he has taught a popular course on entrepreneurship by the name of “Ready, FIRE! Aim.” Lawrence holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
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