Lauder Partners, LLC



Bio of Gary Lauder

Gary Lauder is the Managing Director 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 80 private companies. He serves on the board of directors of: net2tv, Promptu, HeyWire and ShotSpotter. Investments are primarily in television/IPTV technology and internet arenas. He is on the Technology Advisory Board of Liberty Global International and the Advisory Board of Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, a member of the Board of Governors of Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation ( and on the Transportation Committee of the Town of Atherton. 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 14 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.