State of Startup Investing 2010

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November 10, 2009

Event Description:

Our annual event looking into the current realities and myths from a highly-respected, vastly experienced venture investor.

Speaker:

Pascal Levensohn has been a finance professional for over twenty five years and a venture capitalist since 1996, when he founded Levensohn Venture Partners (“LVP”) in San Francisco. LVP specializes in intelligent infrastructure investments in security, cleantech, and digital media companies.

Pascal is an industry spokesperson on venture capital trends and a frequent speaker on corporate governance issues. His public policy speeches have been quoted extensively, reprinted in prominent VC industry blogs, and he has written opinion pieces and been quoted in publications including the San Jose Mercury News and The Wall Street Journal. His whitepapers on board governance are widely acclaimed and used as texts at top business schools.

Pascal serves on the board of the National Venture Capital Association, chairing the education committee, is a director of the Security Innovation Network, SInet, and currently serves as the Chairman of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation’s Business Leadership Council. Pascal is an active advocate of public policy initiatives to promote early adoption of leading technology security solutions by the Federal Government. Pascal received a BA in Government from Harvard University.