Lorine Pendleton

Lorine Pendleton

Lorine Pendleton is a seasoned business development executive with extensive experience in the legal, technology and entertainment industries. She was named by Marie Claire as one of the “Most 50 Connected Women in America” and one of the “200 Women of Color to Follow on Twitter” by Medium.

Lorine is an active angel investor who invests and advises women and diverse-led companies. Her investments include Cisse Trading, Traklight, Hire an Esquire and Tastemakers Africa. She is an Investment Partner in Portfolia Funds, a family of affinity funds focused on women entrepreneurs in the active aging, enterprise software, consumer and life sciences sectors. She is an alumna and member of Pipeline Angels, an angel investing training program that trains women to become angel investors to increase diversity in the US angel investing community. Most recently, she was a guest judge on BET/Centric TV’s breakout series Queen Boss, a pitch competition show where African-American female entrepreneurs competed for a grand prize to fund their businesses.

She is the US Director of Business Development at Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. Previous stints include SelectMinds, developer of web-based social network programs for corporations acquired by Oracle, and Community Connect, the publisher of leading ethnic social networking websites BlackPlanet, AsianAvenue, and MiGente, acquired by Interactive One.
She is a former practicing attorney at Londell McMillan PC, a leading entertainment boutique law firm, where she structured and negotiated multifaceted entertainment and media deals on behalf of her clients such as Prince, Spike Lee, Ruff Ryders Records, Faith Evans, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and the estate of the Notorious BIG.

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Guest Appearances
April 11, 2017

Evolve Law Summit: Angel Investment and Venture Capital in Legal

On The Road host Laurence Colletti interviews Edward Wilson, David Rose, Mike Suchsland, Lorine Pendleton, and Jeroen Plink at Evolve Law’s Summit in NYC.