Lorine Pendleton, Esq., is the New York chair for TIGER 21 and an investment partner for Portfolia Funds. She is a seasoned business development executive with extensive experience in the legal, technology and entertainment industries.
More importantly though, Lorine’s passion is investing in and advising entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses on how to launch, raise funds, scale- and successfully cash out- of their businesses. She also believes in leveling the playing field so that women and diverse-led entrepreneurs can have equal access to financial, social and human capital.
Lorine is a member of Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors changing the face of angel investing and providing capital to women entrepreneurs. With over 200 members, Pipeline has collectively invested $4 million in 40+ companies. She is also an investment partner in Portfolia Funds, an innovative platform that brings together growth-stage companies, and a collaborative network of investors in a unique combination of angel investing and micro-funding.
Lorine has been named by Marie Claire as one of the“Most 50 Connected Women in America,” by Medium as one of the“200 Women of Color to Follow on Twitter," and by Black Enterprise as"20 Angel Investors You Should Know”. She is a frequent speaker on the state of women and diverse entrepreneurship, angel investing and diversity and also was a guest judge on BET/Centric TV's 2017 breakout series Queen Boss, a pitch competition show where African-American female entrepreneurs compete for a grand prize to fund their businesses.
She has a BA in Economics from Brown University, a JD from New York Law School, and a Graduate Certificate from the Kauffman Foundation on FastTrac New Ventures Entrepreneurship. When she isn’t flying all over the US and the globe, Lorine divides her time between NYC and the Jersey Shore.
If you would like to meet Lorine, and talk with her in person, she will be our guest speaker on Feb 8th at our Lipstick eXchange Event, to be held at 19 Mechanic Street in Red Bank, from 6-8pm. You can sign up here!