Ira Ehrenpreis

Founder & Managing Partner at DBL Investors LLC

Ira Ehrenpreis

Ira Ehrenpreis

Founder & Managing Partner at DBL Investors LLC

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Western Association of Venture Capitalists
DBL Partners LP
DBL Investors LLC

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Co-President at Western Association of Venture Capitalists

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Accelergy Corp.

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General Partner at U.S. Venture Partners

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Co-Founder at Tesla, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer at MapBox, Inc.

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General Partner & Chief Financial Officer at Technology Partners

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Ogin, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Wing Venture Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Senior Partner at DBL Investors LLC

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Ira Ehrenpreis
Founder & Managing Partner at DBL Investors LLC

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.


Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Career History
2014 - Current
Founder & Managing Partner
2004 - Current

DBL Partners invests in private growth companies with a strong emphasis on investments in Clean Tech as well as investments in Information Technology, Sustainability-Oriented Products and Services and Healthcare. The firm’s Double Bottom Line investment strategy is to invest in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns (First Bottom Line) and while working with thier companies to enable social, environmental and economic improvement in the regions in which they operate (Second Bottom Line). Founded in 2004 as the result of a spinout from JPMorgan, DBL Investors LLC (DBL Partners) is a venture capital firm located in San Francisco.

Managing Partner
1996 - Current
Boards & Committees
1997 - Current

VCNetwork, Inc. is an American private company located in Ketchum, ID. The firm promotes network services.

Member, Venture Council

Industry Ventures invests in technology companies located in the US. The firm invests in both secondary and primary opportunities, including direct portfolios, secondary directs, limited partnership interests and other special situations. They provides financing for seed, early and later stage capital requirements.


Ogin Inc. develops and manufactures wind turbines for electrical power production. It products include mixer and ejector wind turbines. The firm's turbines are deployed in lower-voltage distribution grids. The company serves wind farm developers, industrial operators and utilities in the United States and internationally. Ogin was founded by Stanley Kowalski III in 2007 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

Member, Science Visiting Council

GBH focuses media creation and production on Children's Media and Education, Journalism, History, Arts and Culture, and Science.

Member of the Board of Directors & Executive Committee
2007 - Prior

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services.

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Ronald McDonald House is a nurturing home for critically ill children and their families.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon Reeve Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

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Planet Labs, Inc. operates earth-imaging satellites. The firm offers its imaging services for logistics, site development, crop monitoring, urbanization, natural resources, and asset management applications. The company was founded by William S. Marshall, Robert H. Schingler, Jr. and Christopher R. Boshuizen in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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The RealReal, Inc. is an online luxury consignment site, which engages in the consignment of luxury goods across multiple categories, including women's, men's, kids, jewelry, watches, home and art. It sells pieces from designers such as Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Celine, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, and Valentino. The company was founded by Julie Wainwright and Marcy Carmack on March 29, 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Four Seasons, San Francisco-San Francisco, CA
6th Annual REFF-West San Francisco 2013

Debate on the latest trends in renewable energy financing and give you practical takeaway advice on how to move your projects forward

Keynote Speaker
San Jose Convention Center-San Jose, CA
2013 Cleantech Open Global Forum

A Featured Event of Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa-Indian Wells, CA
2013 CleanTech Investor Summit

Fostering Innovation & Investment Opportunities in Clean Technologies

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