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.

"I was CEO and Founder of SandCraft Inc. in the late 1990s. Lucio was our first investor while he was a partner at USVP and an active board member who fully understood what we were doing. In fact, we shared the same vision that IP was the way increase the level of abstraction. We agreed that to compete in the processor business, IP and not the chip was the way to make the use of microprocessor pervasive and get complex chips to market faster. Today, that's the well-accepted and proven business model."