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Rick Lane

IGGY Ventures, LLC

Rick is a tech policy expert, child safety advocate, and the founder and CEO of IGGY Ventures LLC.

IGGY advises and invests in companies, projects, and public policy initiatives that can positively impact society.  Before starting IGGY, Rick served 15 years as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for 21st Century Fox. Until its purchase by Disney, 21st Century Fox was one of the world's premier entertainment companies with a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV, and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. As Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Rick coordinated, developed, and implemented the Company's public policy activities. He also served as the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the 21st Century FOX Political Action Committee (FOXPAC). Prior to joining 21st Century Fox (formally known as "News Corporation"), Rick was the Director of Congressional Affairs, focusing on E-Commerce and Internet public policy issues for the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business organization. Before working at the Chamber, Rick worked as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (WG&M). While at Weil, he advised and represented clients before Congress on various legislative matters affecting the technology and telecommunications industries. From 1988 to 1993, he worked for

U.S. Representative Joseph D. Early (D-MA), which included working as an Associate Staff member of the House Appropriations Committee. While working for Representative Early, his primary responsibilities involved technology, telecommunications, tax, education, labor, and related issues

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