Gerry Langeler joined OVP Venture Partners in 1992 and focuses on investments in the digital energy, software, imaging and digital biology sectors. His investments include Captivate Network, Carbonflow, Elekom, EnerG2, Foundstone, Max-Viz, Now Software, Portland Software, Preview Systems, Surplus Software, TView, Unify, Vascular Solutions, Viral Logic Systems Technology (VLST), and Webridge. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CradlePoint, EnerG2, DataSphere, PrecisionDemand and Serus.
Prior to joining OVP, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) in Portland, OR in 1981. There he served as President, and over eleven years helped lead Mentor through its IPO to over $400M in worldwide sales and over $1B in market capitalization. He began his technology career at Tektronix.
Gerry received his AB in Chemistry from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard University.
Gerry is the author of Take the Money and Run! An Insider's Guide to Venture Capital (Smashwords.com & Lulu Press, 2011) as well as The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, 3/92). They can be ordered at www.langeler.com. He also authored a chapter in Venture Capital Best Practices (Aspatore Books, 2005) and Great Patents (Logos Books, 2011).
He is the father of two boys, and enjoys skiing (when his knees can stand it) and golf.