Pascal Levensohn


Managing Member

Pascal is the founder of Levensohn Venture Partners (LVP) and the CEO of Generation Strategic Advisors LLC (GSA); he has held both positions since 1996. Pascal joined Dolby Family Ventures, L.P. as a Managing Director in 2014 after advising the Dolby family on its direct technology investment portfolio since 2012.

GSA and its predecessor entities advise institutional investors (including corporate and international venture capital funds) and family offices on challenges related to due diligence, investment structure, and corporate governance, principally in direct venture capital and private equity investments.

LVP focused on investing in early and development stage venture capital investments in Silicon Valley technology companies, principally in the semiconductor, physical and cyber security, digital media, and enterprise software sectors across three funds, investing over $200 million between 1996 and 2014.

Pascal is a former director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), April 2007-April 2011; he is a faculty member of the Kauffman Fellows Program Center for Venture Education (2006-present) where he teaches best practices for VC-backed company board members; he has published widely read white papers on best practices for venture capital boards (1999, 2003, 2006, 2007), and he is the co‐author of the first Chinese college textbook on venture capital: 投 学 Venture Capital: Theory and Practice, with Professor Liu Manhong of Renmin University of China (2011), which will be going into its second edition in 2017. In 2016 Pascal joined the Advisory Board to the rector of the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Austria, where he is also a guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship (Fachhochschule Salzburg).

Pascal has served as board chairman, audit committee chairman, compensation committee chairman, and board secretary for venture-backed companies since 1996 and as a public company director since 1993.

A graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. In Government, Pascal is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and became a Trustee of the American Academy in Berlin in 2016.