Venture Capital

Comcast’s Newest Catalyst Fund Partner on Minority Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Comcast Ventures’ Catalyst Fund adds Laurence Toney, former CEO of LearnStreet and general manager at Zynga, to the team.

Meet Laurence "Lo" Toney, Comcast Venture’s newest Catalyst Fund Partner on the West Coast. With the expansion of the Catalyst Fund on the West Coast, Lo will focus on minority entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Recently, Lo met with Fortune.com’s Adam Lashinsky to discuss his new role and Comcast’s plans to invest in minority entrepreneurs. Read the full interview here.

Comcast Ventures’ $20 million Catalyst Fund offers impactful opportunities for minority entrepreneurs. In partnership with Philadelphia-based DreamIt Ventures, the Catalyst Fund has successfully sponsored 33 minority-led start-ups since 2011 through the DreamIt Access Program. The program offers seed funding, coaching, mentorship, engagement with leading entrepreneurs and business executives, and exclusive opportunities to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists.