Gary Lauder


Gary has been a venture capitalist since 1985 investing in more than 75 private companies, of which about 25 have been in TV-related technologies. He is Chairman of ActiveVideo Networks and on the board of directors of Promptu, MediaFriends, ShotSpotter and net2tv.

Prior to Lauder Partners, Gary worked at the venture capital firms of Aetna, Jacobs and Ramo Technology Ventures and Wolfensohn Associates.

He is the co-creator of the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Society with his wife, Laura. He is a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program. Gary is a member of the advisory board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

He holds a BA in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a co-inventor of a dozen patents, has published articles about the future of the television and spoken at more than 100 industry forums.