Lorenzo is a serial entrepreneur and investor at the intersection of technology, art, commerce, and social value. He is currently a Managing Director at Gaingels, the premiere venture investment syndicate focused on funding companies that embrace and support LGBTQ+ leadership, as well as a Tony-Award Winning Broadway producer (Hadestown) and the co-creator/producer of the George Takei Broadway musical Allegiance, of which he also directed/produced the record-breaking 2016 film. He’s co-founder/CEO of The Social Edge, and previously co-founded two other companies: Powerset (exited to Microsoft in 2008) and Artify.it as well as an active investor, board member, and advisor to many more startups. Lorenzo’s support of the LGBT entrepreneurial community predates his involvement with Gaingels - he’s also the co-founder/board chair emeritus of StartOut, the leading non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship within the LGBT community. He's an outspoken LGBT advocate and was twice named one of the most influential LGBT people in tech by Business Insider in 2014 and 2018.
Gaingels is a profits-focused, mission based affinity organization which leverages investment in companies worldwide that have at least one LGBT founder, senior C-level executive, or board member.