Designing as if TIME mattered

GARY LAUDER – Venture Capitalist

Time is our most finite resource, yet it gets sucked away by thoughtless designs.  This can be fixed.

Gary Lauder is the Managing Partner 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 75 private companies.  He is also Chairman of ActiveVideo Networks, and OnLive.  Other directorships: 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.