Lawrence Lerner is a digital payments pioneer. Early in his career, he recognized that exchanges of value, whether it be payments, digital assets, knowledge, culture, personal values, are a key part of human interaction.
He has integrated digital payment systems into daily life since the late 80’s by through enabling cryptocurrency, cashless payments and financial reward systems long before these technologies became commonplace. While at Follett in the early 90’s he built the first cashless payment system for college campuses.
Lerner has many years of hands-on expertise bringing edge technologies like internet, social, blockchain, mobile, and payments to market. He has a unique understanding of business and a deep knowledge combined with practical experience of what drives mass adoption in consumer and business markets.
Today, Lerner serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Pithia, a Seattle-based venture capital firm investing and curating the adoption of blockchain businesses. They currently have four companies in their portfolio, including Lucidity and Trusted Key.