Laurence (“Lo”) Toney is a seasoned consumer Internet executive who likes to work in exciting environments with passionate people. He enjoys solving complex problems by building, leading and developing world-class teams motivated to create great products and user experiences that solve real problems. In addition to his professional career, Lo works with a number of startups as an advisor/mentor and has personally invested as an angel.
Lo is a Partner on the investing team at GV where he focuses on marketplaces (on demand + ecom), mobile (messaging + apps using the messaging interface as the UX) and digital media (social + content driven publishing). Prior to GV, he was a Partner with Comcast Ventures where he led the Catalyst Fund and focused on mobile messaging.
He also worked with Zynga as the GM of Zynga Poker with full P+L responsibility for Zynga’s largest franchise at that time. During his leadership, web bookings increased by over 150% with margin expansion. In addition, he led the Casino strategy and was the sponsor for two acquisitions to drive new game development and acquire expertise in real money gaming. Lo has also held executive roles with Nike + eBay as well as startups funded by top tier investors.
Lo received his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business (University of California at Berkeley) where he completed the Management of Technology program – a joint curriculum program with the College of Engineering. Lo received his B.S. from Hampton University in Virginia.
• Marketing (Customer Acquisition, Brand and Marketing Communications)
• Product Marketing
• Product Management
• General Management/P&L
• Corporate Strategy
• Venture Capital