Rick Lane

Founder and CEO

IGGY Ventures, LLC

Rick Lane is the founder and CEO of IGGY Ventures. IGGY advises and invests in technology startups that can have a positive societal impact. Rick served for 15 years as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs of 21st Century Fox. Rick was responsible for coordinating and implementing Fox’s public policy activities. Before joining Fox, Rick was the Director of Congressional Affairs focusing on e-Commerce and Internet public policy issues for the United States Chamber of Commerce. Prior to working at the Chamber, Rick worked for the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges were he represented clients before Congress on legislative matters affecting the technology and telecommunications industries. From 1988 to 1993, Rick worked for Congressman Joseph D. Early. Rick’s background includes creating an educational technology non-profit, the Modern Educational Technology Center in 1993, and in 1994, CyberSports which developed the leading college and university sports recruiting software in the nation. Rick was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Joint Government-Private Sector Committee on Experts on Electronic Commerce. 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. He currently serves 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.