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Our Team Members

Meet the 125 Ventures team.

Lorine Pendleton

Founder & Managing Partner

Lorine Pendleton is a distinguished VC investor with a decade of experience and over 35 early-stage investments. A former entertainment attorney, she has represented legendary artists such as Prince and Stevie Wonder. She has also held key roles at top law firms and agencies, and has a rich background in tech, media, entertainment, and sports.

Heidi Diamond

Venture Partner

Heidi J. Diamond is a seasoned media executive and current consultant and investor in the media and entertainment space. She has held prominent roles, including President of Broadcast at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Executive Vice President at AMC Networks. Recently, she led Content and Growth at HealthiNation, which was acquired by GoodRx.

Brett M. Johnson


Brett Johnson is the Founder/CEO of Benevolent Capital, a family office investing in professional sports teams, real estate, PE, and VC. His portfolio includes Ipswich Town FC, Phoenix Rising FC, Rhode Island FC, and notable companies like TerraCycle and Athletic Brewing. He is also the Founder/Partner of Fortuitous Partners, focusing on sports-anchored real estate developments. Previously, he served as President of Targus, a global leader in mobile computing solutions.

Crystal Fisher


Crystal Fisher is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in M&A, strategy, and business development across sports, media, entertainment, and technology. She has led new business strategies for TV and streaming sports rights, SaaS/Marketplace businesses, and direct-to-consumer media platforms. Formerly the VP of Strategy and Business Development for NBCUniversal’s Television and Streaming division, she also has experience at The Walt Disney Company and in media and communications investment banking.

Michelle Mammen

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Michelle Mammen is a seasoned professional passionate about impactful investing. She earned her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has worked on the investing team at Portfolia, focusing on early-stage ventures across various sectors. Before becoming an investor, Michelle founded a consultancy advising small businesses and worked as a management consultant at EY in New York and London.

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