Jeff Karras is a Venture Capital professional with eighteen years of experience in technology, operations, marketing, and finance including close to a decade of investing in early to expansion stage companies in software, semiconductor, and communications technologies.
Jeff is currently a General Partner with Levensohn Venture Partners (LVP) where he has a focus on digital media and cleantech technologies. Past investments include Atheros, Covigo, Veraz Networks, Informative, Radiance, Rapt, Reconnex, Wild Pockets, Plum, and ShotSpotter. In addition, Jeff also serves on the Board of Trustees for Astia and the EarthShot Foundation.
Prior to Levensohn, Jeff was at Sun Microsystems where he was hired to help establish the Portal Server division. As a start-up division within the larger organization, Jeff played a lead role in developing the market and product strategy and building out the partner ecosystem. Prior to Sun Microsystems, Jeff was a Principal Consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Strategic Change Group where he provided strategic guidance across a variety of industries including telecommunications, software, energy and financial services.
Jeff received BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.