About Lanza techVentures 2017-08-28T09:26:56+00:00

About Lanza techVentures

Lucio LanzaWelcome to Lanza techVentures, the early stage investment firm that transforms innovative startups into high-value companies through unique vision, insight and a profound understanding of technology and its trends. Founded in 2001 by technology luminary Lucio Lanza, Lanza techVentures has acted as a strategic partner and advisor for early- to mid-stage companies in the design software and intellectual property (IP), semiconductor and biotechnology market sectors.

Every computer and chip design done today directly benefits from the critical role that Lanza techVentures has played in bringing key technologies to market. It has invested in more than 50 companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many of these companies continue to be growing concerns, while others have reached successful outcomes through an initial public offering (IPO), or by merger or acquisition with other companies.

The Lanza techVentures philosophy is simple: Investment is a by-product of service to the greater whole.

Key questions we ask of any entrepreneur, maker, pioneer or opportunist:

  • What is your product doing and how can it be used to the utmost benefit to the community you serve?
  • How far can we take it and will it ultimately advance humanity?

If you share this same philosophy and have an idea that can help revolutionize your community, contact us.

“Lucio has a unique capability to develop a long-term vision and to implement the necessary steps to make it happen. He is for me a mentor with whom to share ideas, even the more futuristic and crazy ones, being sure that we will elaborate them on many dimensions to always make a step forward. I had the pleasure to see him interacting with young PhD students and candidates and to appreciate his ability to motivate them, encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit and motivating them to transform their ideas in real innovation. He will be a young student forever.”