Pinterest Investor Fritz Lanman Working On Two Different Companies


Less than two years after selling his company Livestar to Pinterest, early Pinterest and Square investor Fritz Lanman is up to his old entrepreneurial tricks.

Lanman, a former Microsoft VP who continues to make angel investments (he led the seed round of Class Pass), is trying out the “company builder” model, dividing his efforts between Doppler Labs, which is focused on wearable tech products, and DWNLD, a framework for mobile app development in the same space as the recent Palantir acquisition, Propeller.

Each company has already raised seven figure seed rounds: Doppler from investors Kal Vepuri, Adrian Aoun and Hank Vigil among others and DWNLD from Crunchfund* and William Morris Agency among others.

Each startup is set to launch product in September, with Doppler at 30 employees and DWLD at 15.

Doppler Labs wants to “change the way you hear the world” and…

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