Michael Laven has had a long career in both Silicon Valley and Europe as a high-technology entrepreneur, investor, board member and manager. He has worked with leading venture capital investors to create, build, and lead high-technology companies. Mr. Laven has taken part in multiple IPOs, financings, acquisitions and corporate restructurings and has extensive experience working with small start-up companies.
Mr. Laven has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University, a M.A. in International Affairs from The School for International Training and a M.Ed. from Harvard University. He lives in London and San Francisco with his wife Rita and has two grown children in the New York area.