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Cornell University, PhD 1968
Operations Research
City College of NY, BS 1965

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Howard Morgan

Dr. Howard Morgan is co-founder and partner in First Round Capital, a seed stage venture capital investment firm specializing in information technologies.

He began working with Idealab in 1996 and serves on their board. He has more than 30 years of experience with more than two hundred high-tech entrepreneurial ventures.

He serves on the boards of, Single Platform, GumGum, Energy Innovations and other private companies.

Howard was Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School for almost 15 years.

He a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Math For America and is a respected author.

He received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997. Howard received his Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University in 1968 and his B.S. from the City University of New York in 1965.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
NiftyThrifty 8/2012Venture Round$2M5
The Climate Corporation 1/2007Angel$4.3M6




Added: 3/27/10


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