Stan has 30+ years of experience investing in public and private companies globally, with special knowledge of emerging technology and growth companies in the U.S. and China. Stan recently spent a lot of time in Beijing working with and investing in global startups from global innovation hubs. Stan has 35+ years of experience working with established and emerging technology companies in various operational, advisory and Board membership capacities.
Stan was recently a Managing Director at Zero Stage Capital where he worked between 1992 and 2004. At Zero Stage Capital, he led investments in software, communications, Internet and energy-related companies. He led investments in 19 companies that resulted in 8 successful initial public offerings and 3 strategic sales to corporate partners. Previously, he was with Advent International between 1990 and 1992, where he worked in the Far East Group and invested in opportunities that had direct relevance to Asia.
Before becoming a venture capitalist, he held software engineering and product management positions at venture-backed Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) during its formative stage (#38), and sales and marketing positions at IBM Corporation (NYSE:IBM).
Stan has been on the judging panel of numerous business plan contests, including the prestigious MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition (which he co-founded in 1989), the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition and the MIT-CHIEF (MIT China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum) Business Plan Contest. Stan serves on the Advisory Board of the Breakout Labs, a Project of the Thiel Foundation.
Stan served on the Investment Committee of the University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. between 2000 and 2018.
Stan earned a BS (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an MS in Computer Science from UCLA; and an SM (MBA) in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Stan is attending / has attended:
The 2015 New England Venture Summit
The 2014 New England Venture Summit
The 2014 New York Venture Summit
The 2013 New York Venture Summit
The 2012 New England Venture Summit
The 2019 New England Venture Summit
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