George Lauro is an accomplished Technologist and business executive. He was Head of Technology Commercialization at IBM. Leading a team that launched multiple spin-outs from the Watson Research Lab including AI platforms, natural speech recognition, location-based solutions, and wireless Silicon Germanium that generated over $1B in revenue. He began his career as an MIT engineer developing inertial guidance systems for strategic nuclear missiles and spacecraft at Draper Lab and the MIT Aero/Astronautics Department. George attended Brown (BSEE), Wharton School (MBA) and MIT (Grad studies in Aeronautical Engineering) and also worked at Motorola. He holds 23 patents in the areas of semiconductors, wireless and energy technologies. He has been on the Band of Angels Deal Committee for the past decade.
George was Managing Partner of Wasserstein Perella, a leading Wall Street PE and LBO firm. He opened an led their West Coast Palo Alto office. He led and syndicated 34 VC financing rounds, raised over $500 million equity financing for portfolio companies and generated more than $2B in returns from over a dozen M&A and IPO exits.
George has been Board Director at 7 public and 26 private companies and has experience in building companies to high-value exits.
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