Rick Lane

Founder and CEO

IGGY Ventures, LLC

Rick Lane is a tech policy expert, child safety advocate, and the founder and CEO of IGGY Ventures LLC.  IGGY advises and invests in companies, projects, and public policy initiatives that can positively impact  society.  

Before starting IGGY, Rick served 15 years as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for 21st  Century Fox. Until its purchase by Disney, 21st Century Fox was one of the world's premier  entertainment companies with a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV, and satellite assets spanning  six continents across the globe. As Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Rick coordinated,  developed, and implemented the Company's public policy activities. He also served as the Vice-Chair  and Treasurer of the 21st Century FOX Political Action Committee (FOXPAC).  

Prior to joining 21st Century Fox (formally known as "News Corporation"), Rick was the Director of  Congressional Affairs, focusing on E-Commerce and Internet public policy issues for the United States  Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business organization. Before working at the Chamber, Rick  worked as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP  (WG&M). While at Weil, he advised and represented clients before Congress on various legislative  matters affecting the technology and telecommunications industries. From 1988 to 1993, he worked for  U.S. Representative Joseph D. Early (D-MA), which included working as an Associate Staff member of the  House Appropriations Committee. While working for Representative Early, his primary responsibilities  involved technology, telecommunications, tax, education, labor, and related issues.  

Rick's background includes creating the Modern Educational Technology Center (METEC) in 1993 and  CyberSports, Inc. in 1994. METEC was an educational technology private-public partnership, and  CyberSports was a for-profit corporation that created the nation's leading college and university sports  recruiting software.  

Rick has served in leadership positions on federal, state, and local commissions and committees,  including participating in the United States Trade Representative's Joint Government-Private Sector  Committee on Experts on Electronic Commerce (Joint E-Commerce Committee). He also served on the  Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security and the Virginia  Attorney General's Online Safety Task Force. At the local level, Rick served as chairman of the  Montgomery County, MD Cable & Communications Advisory Committee (CCAC), working to develop the  County's cable and communications policy.  

He is an Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING and the  upcoming docuseries – Our Game, The Haudenosaunee National Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Team's  Quest to Play in the LA 2028 Olympics as a Sovereign Nation, and the documentaries Tri Me, The Siri  Lindley Story and Wheels of Fortune. Rick served on the Board of Directors of Horton's Kids, a  community-based 501(c)3 whose goal is to empower at-risk children in Washington, DC, and prepare  them for college, career, and life through educational opportunities and comprehensive programs  tailored to their needs.