Lorenzo Thione

Entrepreneur and Broadway Producer in New York

Lorenzo Thione

Entrepreneur and Broadway Producer in New York

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A serial entrepreneur with a passion for the intersection of technology, art, design, communication and social value.

Lorenzo is a Tony-Nominated Broadway producer and is the co-creator and lead producer of Allegiance, the 2015 Broadway musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga. In developing Allegiance, he spearheaded social-media viral strategies that led to astounding growth and unprecedented awareness and audience engagement for George Takei, and to the founding of The Social Edge, where he currently serves as Chief Executive.

He previously co-founded startups Powerset (acquired by Microsoft in 2008) and Artify.it; he is an investor and advisor for startups such as Crowdflower, CrowdMed, Famo.us, Etacts (now Salesforce), ChoicePass (now Salesforce), Gobble, and Lucid Charts.

Lorenzo is the co-founder and board chair emeritus of StartOut, the leading non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship within the LGBT community. He's an outspoken LGBT advocate and was named one of the most influential LGBT people in tech in 2014 by Business Insider.

He was born and raised in Milan, and completed my studies at the University of Texas at Austin, from which he holds a M.S. in Computer Engineering.

  • Work
    • The Social Edge
  • Education
    • University of Texas at Austin