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 had a true gift for anticipating the products and technologies that would soon be needed by our customers. Sometimes his insights were controversial but his predictions were always right on. His skills allowed Cadence to establish more effective product roadmaps and to identify and execute strategic, high-value acquisitions. Thanks to his help, we were able to build and confidently grow our position as a technology and business leader.

“... These days, when I talk to a young EDA or IP startup I hear about Lucio. He is still out there, and more active than ever, working with the industry’s most promising entrepreneurs, nurturing new ideas and teaching new founding teams. He is keeping our industry fed with a steady stream of innovation, new ideas and energy. So in a very practical sense, it is Lucio’s vision and drive that powers today’s EDA industry and plots its future. And for this, we are all very fortunate.”