PEOPLE: Len Lanzi Moves to Preccelerator in Santa Monica from Venture Group
Len Lanzi, has left the Los Angeles Venture Association after 12 years as executive director.
He’s now the managing director of the Stubbs Alderton and Markiles’ Preccelerator Program in Santa Monica.
The accelerator is for early-stage startups. It’s located at the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, a law firm.
The accelerator provides initial capital, “sophisticated” legal services, interim office space, mentorship, a targeted curriculum, investment strategy counseling and access to a “strategic perks” portfolio, with the objective of helping grow an idea from business concept to funded startup.
He sent out this info in a December email. A more formal press release will be issued soon.
In that email, Lanzi said he’s “grateful to the LAVA Board of Directors who are all supportive of this change and I look forward to helping them over the next couple of months plot the future of LAVA.”
Lanzi has more than 30 years of organization management and fund development experience.
At LAVA, he worked with the board of directors to direct the strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs within the venture funded startup ecosystem in the greater Los Angeles region.
He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
He has professional certification from Pepperdine University on Private Capital Markets.
He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica where he served on its board of directors.
He also serves as Board Chair for Meals on Wheels West, as a director for Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, Board Treasurer for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Governors for StartOut, a nationwide entrepreneurial organization for the LGBT community.