Builders first.

We are founders, operators, and investors with experience building businesses from idea through IPO. We partner with best-in-class builders who have a passion for pushing limits and competing to win.

Stephan Cizmar | General Partner

Stephan is a serial entrepreneur and operator with experience scaling B2B software companies from zero to IPO.

Prior to co-founding Lorimer Ventures, Stephan co-founded and scaled, a no-code ML company for customer support, through it’s Series A. Before, Stephan was Vice President of Product Strategy at Unqork as well as the Head of Corporate Strategy at Yext, a company that he helped take public (NYSE: YEXT). In addition to being a General Partner at Lorimer, Stephan is an adjunct Operating Partner with Blackhorn Ventures, a multi-stage Industry 4.0 firm.

Stephan holds dual degrees in Economics and Science, Technology, and Society from Colby College and lives in Brooklyn.

Stephan Cizmar
Nick Wijnberg | General Partner

Nick has been an investor and lender his entire adult life. He began angel investing in 2017 and has over 45 direct investments and 2 exits.

In addition to running Lorimer Ventures full-time, Nick is also a Venture Partner with LaunchTN, and AgLaunch365. Prior to Lorimer Ventures, Nick spent 10 years as a senior banker within the Farm Credit system, most recently as Vice President, Food & Agribusiness where he oversaw the sourcing, structuring and syndication of large corporate credits. Prior to Farm Credit, Nick was an equity derivatives trader and in structured credit sales at Citigroup (NYSE: C).

Nick holds dual degrees in History and Economics from Colby College and splits his time between Nashville and New York City.

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Pete Schork | Operating Partner

Pete has spent over 10 years in the sustainable energy and mobility sectors and has invested in 40+ venture-backed companies from seed through IPO. Additionally, Pete is an advisor to many of the world’s largest utilities, OEMs, and energy firms.

Pete is currently Principal at Broadscale Group investing in energy, mobility, and industry. Prior to Broadscale, Pete worked in UBS’s Global Power and Renewable Energy Group.

Pete holds a BA in public policy from Duke University and lives in Brooklyn.

Pete Schork
Zach Magdovitz | Operating Partner

Zach has spent the last 10 years working in Product Management, UX, and Growth roles in the New York tech ecosystem. He is currently a Lead Product Manager at Attentive building messaging products.

Before Attentive, Zach was a Product Manager at Yext (NYSE: YEXT), developing its Knowledge Graph product and working closely with Stephan. Previous to Yext, Zach worked on the Financial Products UX team at Bloomberg LP building cross-asset trading functionality on The Terminal for both Buy-Side and Sell-Side clients.

Zach holds a BA from Cornell University in Government and lives in Manhattan.

Zach Magdovitz

Venture Partners

Phil Gurbacki
VP Product Weights & Biases
Ishita Aloni
Engineering Manager at Loop
Alexander de Ráfols
Head of Platform Product at Headway
Alfonso Subiotto Marqués
Engineering at Polar Signals
Vlad Pick
Cofounder and CTO at Tone (acquired by Attentive)
Wesley Barrow
Partner at Correlation Ventures
Jake Gertjan Hofwegen
VP of Revenue Ops + Enablement at Contentful
Will Lyon
Head of Vertical Marketing at 6sense
Javier Cortes Angel
Hamdi Sheriff
Partnerships at Formic
Zahid Zakaria
Insights & Analytics at
Malcolm Kerr
Director, Business Operations and Strategy at Formic

Our operating philosophy

Always a text away

Whether it's a quick text, impromptu phone call, board meeting, or conversation over a few drinks, you'll have a supportive and responsive partner at all times.

Ready to roll up our sleeves

We strive to be, dollar-for-dollar, the most valuable investor on your cap table.

Relentless problem solvers

We use our network's collective experience to drive your business forward.

Let's work together to make sure the momentum is undeniable

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