Stephen Socolof

Managing Partner

Stephen Socolof has been a technology investor for twenty years. He has been a founding Managing Partner of New Venture Partners LLC (“NVP”) since 2001. He launched NVP with a strategy to partner with corporations in commercializing internally developed innovations as spinout ventures. At NVP, Steve raised $580M across three funds. Steve focuses on investments in semiconductors, software, storage, and wireless technologies. He is currently a director of EverSpin Technologies, GainSpan Corporation, NVMdurance, and Vasona Networks. He was recently a director of Airclic (sold to Descartes Systems), Alverix (sold to BD), Neohapsis (sold to Cisco), Silicon Hive (sold to Intel), Sychip (sold to Murata), and an observer of Flarion Technologies (sold to Qualcomm). Steve has also been a leader in the corporate venture community over the past fifteen years. He has been a member of and past Chair of the Corporate Venture Group within the National Venture Capital Association. He is on the Advisory Board of Global Corporate Venturing. He has spoken at many conferences and published several articles. Prior to forming NVP, Steve led an internal incubator for Lucent’s Bell Laboratories, which had been one of the most recognized and successful internal venture incubators. Steve joined Lucent in 1996 as the founding member of the team with the charter to employ a venture-capital model as an alternative commercialization approach for bringing Bell Labs technology to market quickly. The team launched 28 ventures, invested $250M off the Lucent balance sheet, raised $400 million of external venture capital, and produced great returns for Lucent. Steve has spent his career focusing on corporate innovation. Before joining Lucent, Steve spent eight years with the management-consulting firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he was a leader of the practice focused on enhancing corporate innovation. Steve received an M.B.A. degree from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where he was a Tuck Scholar. He is currently on the board of the Center for the Study of Private Equity at the Tuck School. He received a B.A. degree in economics and a B.S. degree in mathematical sciences from Stanford University.

Email Steve at: steve@techcouncilventures.com