Andrew Marcuvitz, Alpond Capital, LLC
Through Alpond Capital, LLC, Andy takes an entrepreneurial approach to venture capital investing and is ZeeVee’s lead investor, with more than 30 years of high tech and start-up experience. Andy was a general partner of Matrix Partners from 1990 to 2004. He was a key contributor to the top-ranked returns achieved by the firm during the 1990s and was a managing partner of the top-performing Matrix V fund. He has been ranked in the Forbes Midas 100 list of venture capital investors. Prior to joining the firm, he was a founder and vice president of research and development of Apollo Computer, the pioneering workstation company, before it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. From 1977 to 1980 he designed central processors for Prime Computer. Andy holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University, where he was a doctoral candidate, and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Brown University. He was both a lead investor and served on the boards of Broadband Access Systems (acquired by ADC Telecommunications), eDial (acquired by Alcatel), NetCore Systems (acquired by Telelabs), Novera Software (acquired by Mercator), Prominet (acquired by Lucent), Spring Tide Networks (acquired by Lucent), Starent Networks (NASDAQ: STAR), Vermeer Technologies (acquired by Microsoft), Vivo Software (acquired by Real Networks), Whitetree (acquired by Ascend Communications), Wildfire Communications (acquired by Orange), and XCOM Technologies (acquired by Level 3).
Paul S. Levy, JLL Ventures
Paul is a founding partner of JLL Ventures and JLL Partners, which manages four investment partnerships with committed equity totaling $3.5 billion. With 36 years of legal and investing experience, Paul is a director of public and private companies on behalf of JLL, which works closely with management to build service companies in health care, post-secondary education and specialty finance from the earliest stages of a venture. Paul is also a director of One Day University, a JLL Ventures-backed start-up in the continuing education industry which brings together the nation’s best professors to teach participants on a variety of subjects. Prior to forming JLL in 1988, he was a managing director at Drexel Burnham Lambert. A native New Yorker, Paul received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1972 and his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Lehigh University in 1969. Upon graduation from law school, he practiced corporate and securities law with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York. Paul is the immediate past chairman of the Board of Overseers of The Law School of the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2007), is currently on the Board of Overseers and chair of the Law School’s $175 million Capital Campaign, and is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also currently a director of Harlem Village Academies, a charter school serving that community, and The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.