Ira Ehrenpreis is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a leading impact investing venture capital firm, currently investing out of a 0M fund.Ira is a recognized leader in the venture capital industry, having served on the Board, Executive Committee, and as Annual Meeting Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).Ira has invested in a wide range of companies, including Space X, and serves on the board of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) and numerous other companies.Ira is an active leader at Stanford University, where he has served on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School and is currently an advisory board member of the Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) Advisory Council.Chu was first elected to the Board of Education for Garvey School District in 1985.From there, she was elected to the Monterey Park City Council, where she served as Mayor three times.
Previously he was twice Chair of Physics and helped launch Bio-X at Stanford University, and headed the Quantum Electronics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Chu has numerous awards including the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping. Lee has Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the City University of Hong Kong and Carnegie Mellon University.He is one of the most sited researcher in computer science (H-Index=108). After graduating from California Institute of Technology, Mr.Gross started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.Ira currently serves as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) and as the Co-Chairman of the VCNetwork, the largest and most active California venture capital organization.In 2007, Ira was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Men Under 45″ and in 2014 was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.