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Martin Lautman


Dr. Martin Lautman serves as Partner at Musketeer Capital. Lautman is the former Chairman and CEO of GfK Custom Research North America. GfK, headquartered in Nuremburg, Germany, is the fourth largest information company in the world, with offices in over 100 countries. Prior to joining GfK, Dr. Lautman was the Senior Managing Director of ARBOR, a marketing consulting and research firm where he directed over 500 branding, new products, marketing effectiveness assessment and strategy projects. Prior to ARBOR he wrote battlefield simulation software for the Department of Defense. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Lautman has focused on investments and venture capital and is an Angel Investor, Advisor and/or Venture Partner in multiple venture funds. He serves on multiple boards of advisors and directors, including a public company he helped found and several PE funded companies and family businesses. Lautman holds a Ph.D. degree from The Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Executive Education Program of The Harvard Business School. As a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) he chaired the program for mentoring entrepreneurs. Dr. Lautman has taught an advanced course in Marketing Strategy in The Wharton School MBA program, a second year MBA Marketing Strategy course and a first year Executive MBA course on Marketing Management, focused on entrepreneurship, at The Smeal School of Business at Penn State University. At each university he was among the highest rated professors. He has also lectured at Princeton University on setting up advisory boards and boards of directors.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 145 Cheswold Lane
  • Haverford
  • Philadelphia, PA 19041
  • United States

Martin Lautman Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Yumble Kids 20-Sep-2018 Early Stage VC 000 Food Products Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
000000 08-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Startup
Derby Games 04-Feb-2015 Early Stage VC 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable
VendOp 21-Oct-2014 Angel (individual) Social/Platform Software Startup
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Martin Lautman Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Martin Lautman Ph.D Angel Investor 0 Philadelphia, PA