Lawrence Lenihan

Lawrence Lenihan is a Founder and Managing Director of FirstMark Capital and focuses on seed and early stage investments companies that provide technology-based solutions for industries such as retail and fashion; finance and insurance. He also has extensive experience in building data and analytics companies. Prior to founding FirstMark, Lawrence founded Pequot Ventures in 1996. He started his career at IBM in the IBM sales organization selling to the retail industry and later founding a business within IBM providing interactive kiosks for retailers. His retail investments include AHAlife, Send-the-Trend, Crouch & Fitzgerald, LollyWollyDoodle, Tommy John, Chop’t and Mendocino Farms. He is the co-founder of Norisol Ferrari, a brand seeking to redefine ultra-luxury women’s fashion. He holds a BSEE from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow Lawrence on Twitter at @lawrencelenihan and read his blog at