Gary Lauder is the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing primarily in information technologies. He has been a venture capitalist since 1985, investing in over 80 private companies. He is also Chairman of ActiveVideo Networks. Other directorships: OnLive, net2tv, Promptu, MediaFriends and ShotSpotter. Investments are primarily in television/IPTV technology and WWW arenas.
In the 1980's, he worked at the venture firms of Aetna, Jacobs & Ramo Technology Ventures, as well as Wolfensohn Associates. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania; a BS in Economics from the Wharton School; and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the co-creator of the Aspen Institute's Socrates Society with Laura, his wife.
He is a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship Program. He has had a working cable modem (usually) in his home since 1994. He is co-inventor of 12 patents, has spoken at over 100 industry forums, and, since 1992, has published several articles about the future of the cable industry...that he still stands by.
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Jun, 2015||AnyRoad||$3.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2013||LocoMobi||$5.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||SST Inc. (Formerly ShotSpotter)||$12M / Venture||Lauder Partners|
|Jul, 2012||SST Inc. (Formerly ShotSpotter)||$6.85M / Venture||Lauder Partners|
|May, 2012||Samba TV||$1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2011||SST Inc. (Formerly ShotSpotter)||$10.5M / Venture||Lauder Partners|
|Jun, 2007||SST Inc. (Formerly ShotSpotter)||$12M / Series C||Lauder Partners|
|Apr, 2006||SST Inc. (Formerly ShotSpotter)||$9.4M / Venture||Lauder Partners|
|Jun, 2000||Navic Systems||$20M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2000||Navic Networks||$20M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jul 15, 2015||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: July 15, 2015|
|Apr 10, 2015||Venture Beat - The DeanBeat: In games, rebooting a big dream isn't easy|
|Apr 2, 2015||Venture Beat - OnLive will shut down its cloud gaming services and sell assets to Sony|
|Jan 10, 2015||TechCrunch - East of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race and The Formation of Silicon Valley|
|Sep 25, 2014||Venture Beat - OnLive teams up with London's Green Man Gaming to resell its cloud-gaming service|
|Sep 10, 2014||Venture Beat - GamesBeat 2014's newest speakers feature execs from Nexon, OnLive, and Glu Mobile|
|Mar 5, 2014||Venture Beat - OnLive is reborn with IGN founder as chief and two new cloud-based gaming services|
|Mar 5, 2014||Engadget - OnLive reborn: can the cloud gaming company find footing with two new services?|