221 Main St, 16th Floor
San Francisco, California 94195

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Levensohn Venture Partners: Focus On Information Technology Areas, Including Software, Communications And Semiconductors.'

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=669

The featured VC will be Pascal Levensohn, Founder and Managing Director, Levensohn Venture Partners. www.levp.com/

EVENT LOCATION: McQuaid Bedford & Van Zandt LLP, 221 Main St, 16th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94195

This event is co-sponsored by McQuaid, Bedford and Van Zandt LLP. www.mbvz.com.

Levensohn Venture Partners

Today’s venture capital environment demands experienced, thoughtful and insightful venture investors who continuously offer their portfolio companies the
crucial guidance needed to achieve success. At Levensohn Venture Partners, we are committed to investing both time and money in developing companies.

We invest in leading information technology companies that have completed technology development and are now generating revenues. These companies still face
management, sales, strategic and financial challenges as they scale up their businesses. When we invest, we take a board seat and play an active role in promoting the growth of the company.

Since our founding in 1996, we have made 27 private equity investments. Throughout this period we have focused on investing in information technology companies in the early stages of commercialization. These investments include Atheros, BigFix, Broadlogic, Informative, KnowNow, Radiance, Rapt, Reconnex, Ubicom, Veraz Networks, Vertical Networks, among others.

We currently manage $164 million in two venture capital funds focused on information technology companies in sectors such as enterprise software, communications equipment and semiconductors. We invest alongside an outstanding group of co-investors – early-stage venture capitalists with whom we have developed long-standing and trusted relationships.

Levensohn Venture Partners invests across information technology areas, including software, communications and semiconductors. Over the next few years, we see opportunities across a wide range of themes. Many emerging companies have finally addressed long-standing business problems with innovative, next generation technologies. These technologies can and will displace legacy incumbents and/or create new market opportunities.

LVP remains focused on discovering the most promising technologies and management teams for our investment portfolio.

Pascal Levensohn
Pascal Levensohn has been a venture capitalist since 1996, when he founded Levensohn Venture Partners (“LVP”) in San Francisco . He focuses on investing in early stage software, semiconductor, and communications companies that are experiencing revenue acceleration and actively assists portfolio companies with strategic issues such as creating new commercial partnerships and team building associated with board/management transitions.

Over his twenty four year business career, Pascal has been associated with firms including the First Boston Corporation during the 1980's ( New York ) and Richard C. Blum and Associates during the 1990's ( San Francisco ).

Pascal is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on venture capital trends with a particular emphasis on best corporate governance practices in the boardroom. Directors and Boards magazine has published three of his articles: “ The Problem of Emotion in the Boardroom” (1999), “Tyco's Betrayal of Corporate Governance” (2002) and “The Ten Pitfalls of Venture Boards” (2004). In November 2003 Pascal co-authored a white paper entitled "After the Term Sheet: How Venture Boards Influence the Success or Failure of Technology Companies" . Pascal's most recent governance white paper, “ Rites of Passage:

Managing CEO Transition in Venture-Backed Technology Companies ”, was published in January 2006. Pascal's VC governance work is part of the curriculum at several universities, including the Harvard Business School and Stanford's Graduate School of Engineering ( Department of Management Science & Engineering ).

Pascal received a BA in Government from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School. A former Vice President of Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco , where he served on the board for six years, he currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Socrates Society, a leadership development program of the Aspen Institute with which he has been involved since 1997.

In 2005 Pascal joined the North American board of directors of Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel . He writes about religious tolerance, interfaith issues, and venture capital board governance best practices on his blog at www.pascalsview.com .

Pascal is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.

This event is co-sponsored by McQuaid, Bedford and Van Zandt LLP. www.mbvz.com.

CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693

LOCATION: McQuaid Bedford & Van Zandt LLP, 221 Main St, 16th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94195

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=669

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