Pascal Norman Levensohn

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Pascal Norman Levensohn
BornDecember 5, 1960
San Juan, Puerto Rico
🏡 ResidenceSan Francisco, California, US
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Venture Capitalist
📆 Years active  1981-present
👩 Spouse(s)Melanie Levensohn
🌐 Website

Pascal Norman Levensohn (born December 5, 1960) is an American venture capitalist[1], speaker[2][3][4] and investment advisor[5]. He is known for having published numerous articles since 1999 on venture capital trends and corporate governance practices.[6][7][8]


Pascal established Levensohn Venture Partners in 1996, a venture capital firm that invests in information technology companies and life sciences companies across various development stages.[9]

From 2007 to 2011, he was elected to and served on the board of directors for the National Venture Capital Association.[10]

In 2010, along with Mannie Liu Manhong of Renmin University, co-authored an undergraduate textbook titled, “Venture Capital: Theory and Practice” for University of International Business and Economics Press, Beijing.[11]

In 2013, Pascal co-founded LittleCast, a peer-to-peer e-commerce platform for video producers and their audience, along with Amra Tareen and Stephen Ackroyd.[12][13]

He is the managing director of Dolby Family Ventures, which is a California-based venture capital firm.[14][15][16]

Throughout his career, Pascal is known for investments including BigFix[17], ShotSpotter[18][19], Commerceone, Mixed Dimensions[20][21] and 3Scan, in addition to seeding with companies like Modsy[22]and Hooja[23].

In various talks[24] and interviews[25][26] he shares his life experience and knowledge with the upcoming generation of young entrepreneurs[27].

Personal Life[edit]

Pascal has earned his degree from Harvard University[28] and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Pascal is married to Melanie Levensohn and together they own and operate Levensohn Vineyards, LLC, which is located in St.Helena, California.[29]


  1. 4-traders. "Pascal N. Levensohn - Biography". Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  2. "VR Summit Salzburg". Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  3. "MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: The Board Game". Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  4. "State of Startup Investing 2010 | Jewish High Tech Community". Jewish High Tech Community. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  5. Ramsinghani, Mahendra (2011-09-07). The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118130407. Search this book on Logo.png
  6. Levensohn, Pascal; Krowne, Andrew. "Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  7. Buckman, Rebecca (2006-01-23). "When Founders Flounder". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  8. Grimes, Ann (2003-12-02). "For Some New Companies, The Last to Invest Shall Be First". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  9. "Recovery, very early stage". The Economist. 2010-04-29. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  10. "National Venture Capital Association - SourceWatch". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  11. "An Undergraduate Textbook on Venture Capital for the World's Second-Largest Venture Market: China | Kauffman Fellows". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  12. "LittleCast Raises $2M Seed Funding". FinSMEs. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  13. Lawler, Ryan. "With $2M In Seed Funding, LittleCast Launches Direct-To-Fan Video Platform On Facebook | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  14. Shieber, Jonathan. "Dolby Family Launches Institutional Venture Fund". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  15. "". Retrieved 2017-09-21. External link in |title= (help)
  16. "Team «  Dolby Family Ventures". Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  17. "BigFix, Inc. closes $8.4 million venture funding round". Split Rock Partners, LLC. 2005-12-05. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  18. "ShotSpotter raises $10.5 million | Homeland Security News Wire". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  19. Drange, Matt. "We're Spending Millions On This High-Tech System Designed To Reduce Gun Violence. Is It Making A Difference?". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  20. "Jordanian English-language Economic Publication". Jordanian English-language Economic Publication. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  21. "Wamda". Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  22. "Daily funding roundup - February 2, 2016". VatorNews. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  23. "Israeli startup lets you search out information on the go". Israel21c. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  24. "Unique in Salzburg: First "Startup Executive Academy" -following the example of Silicon Valley". SMBS. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  25. ""Launch your Startup"- with the University of Applied Sciences of Salzburg as Partner" (PDF). 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  26. "Launch Your Startup: Insidertipps der Business-Profis". Fachhochschule Salzburg. 2017-08-22. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  27. "Two startups from Salzburg fly to Silicon Valley". Salzburger Nachrichten. 2016-07-27. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  28. "Alumni US | Harvard University, Greater Boston Area". Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  29. "Winery Owners Partner With Nonprofit to Support Business Education in Napa Valley Schools". Napa Valley, CA Patch. 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2017-09-21.

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