Martin Lauber is the Founder and Managing Partner of 19York and 19Y Ventures.
He has over 30 years of experience as a creative marketing specialist, business strategist, and investor/advisor/board member. Clients and partners have included Disney, Levi Strauss & Co., Taco Bell, eBay, PayPal, PG&E, Wells Fargo, The San Francisco Giants, and Microsoft. He founded and grew the pioneering digital marketing firm Swirl until its sale to the Japanese conglomerate Dentsu in 2017.
In 2018, Martin expanded his investment and mergers and acquisitions experience through his work with Cox Enterprises, where he was the New Ventures Lead for Cox Mobility. This work led to his being recruited as a member of the Board of Directors of Volta, the nation’s largest EV charging/digital out-of-home network, where he serves today.
In 2020, Martin founded 19Y Ventures, which invests in transportation, food, and energy sector-transformative companies including Impossible Foods, Perfect Day, Farmstead, and HomeValet. Additionally, he is a direct investor and advisor to several California-based, woman-owned, minority-owned, and LGBTQ-owned businesses. As a first-generation Californian and South San Francisco native, he is proud of his Bay Area roots and his upbringing in a multicultural family and community. Martin and his wife and their two children support many organizations that empower minorities and underrepresented groups in their efforts to change society for the better.