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Yale University, BA

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Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions

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Angel Investor

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Fritz Lanman

Fritz Lanman is an angel investor and formerly the Founder of Livestar (sold to Pinterest). He has invested in Square, Pinterest, FiftyThree / Paper, Getaround, Formlabs, ContextLogic, Wavii, InDinero, Chartbeat and several other companies.

Previously, he was Senior Director in Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions at Microsoft, where his responsibility spanned strategy development across Microsoft divisions, advisory to the CFO, CEO and Board of Directors as well as Corporate Development for Board level deals.

He especially focused on Microsoft’s emerging businesses in Search, Advertising, Mobile and Entertainment and worked on several large deals for Microsoft including the Facebook investment and Yahoo partnership.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
ClassPass 3/2014Seed$2M10
Vamo 7/2013Convertible Note$1.6M24
FiftyThree 6/2013Series A$15M9
Teespring 4/2013Angel$1.2M4
EasyPost 3/2013Seed15
Thalmic Labs 1/2013Seed3
Wire 2013Seed$2.25M12
Bloglovin 6/2012Series A$1M9
FiftyThree 4/2012Seed$100k5
Custora 1/2012Seed10
Origami Labs 10/2011Debt$1.5M20
ContextLogic 3/2011Angel$1.7M12
Lumier 3/2011Debt$350k7
Getaround 1/2011Seed4 12/2010Series B$6M4
inDinero 9/2010Seed$1.2M11
Chartbeat 9/2010Seed$3M12
Opzi 9/2010Angel$1M9
Wavii 7/2010Seed$2M11
Pinterest 1/2010Angel$500k10
Square 11/2009Series A$10M19



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  1. With $2 Million In New Seed Funding, Classtivity Rebrands As ClassPass To Add Variety To Your Workout ( [edit]
  2. Facebook Veteran Ari Steinberg’s New Startup Vamo Taps Big Data To Book You Cheap And Easy Travel ( [edit]
  3. FiftyThree, Maker Of Drawing App Paper, Raises $15 Million From Andreessen Horowitz And Others ( [edit]
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  6. Y Combinator-Backed Thalmic Labs Introduces MYO, A $149 Armband For Gesture Control ( [edit]
  7. Wire, A Would-Be Snapchat Competitor From Ex-Amazon Engineers, Raises $1.8 Million ( [edit]
  8. Fashion-Focused Blog Aggregator Bloglovin Raises $1M From Betaworks And Others ( [edit]
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  10. SV Angel, Founder Collective And Others Put $850K In Customer Retention SaaS Custora ( [edit]
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  12. ContextLogic Gets $1.7M From Conway, Rabois And Others To Better Target Ads, Content ( [edit]
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  14. Getaround Eyes Facebook, Electric Cars for P2P Car Sharing ( [edit]
  15. Evo scoops up $6M, looks to build billion dollar retail business ( [edit]
  16. InDinero Closes $1.2 Million Seed Round: An Investor Roster ( [edit]
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