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Lorine Pendleton

Founder & Managing Partner

A highly accomplished VC investor (with two previous VC funds – Rising America I and II with Portfolia), former entertainment/media attorney, and professional with a diverse legal, tech, media, entertainment, and sports background. She has a decade of experience investing in early-stage companies with over 35+ investments. She was an attorney at a top entertainment law firm in New York representing Prince, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Ruff Ryder Records (with artists DMX, Eve, and Swizz Beatz), and the Estate of the Notorious B.I.G. She was legal counsel of behalf of DMX for the 1st hip-hop arena tour “Hard Knock Life” with Jay-Z and DMX (40-city tour). Additionally, she worked at the William Morris Agency (now WME) in their Business & Legal Affairs department, representing celebrity clients across film, TV, and theater. She was a business development executive at several startups with two exits (Community Connect sold to Interactive One, and SelectMinds sold to Oracle).

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