Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Alan Salzman

CEO and Managing Partner, VantagePoint Venture Partners


Alan Salzman is CEO and Managing Partner at VantagePoint Venture Partners, which he co-founded in 1996. As a leading venture investor for more than 20 years, Salzman has had hands-on involvement in more than 300 companies and overall management responsibilities for a dozen venture funds with more than $5 billion of committed capital. He now oversees the country's largest clean-tech investment team, a portfolio of innovative companies and strategic partnerships with leading firms focused on clean-tech commercialization. He serves on the Leadership Council of The Climate Group, the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Selection and Green Investment Committees, and the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Salzman has held a decade-long faculty appointment as an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, the University of Toronto, Stanford Law School and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


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