Business & Philanthropy

An expert on corporate governance, Pascal Levensohn has served as board chairman, audit committee chairman, compensation committee chairman, and board secretary for venture-backed companies since 1996.

He first served as a public company director in 1993 and is currently the Chairman of the Board of ShotSpotter, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSTI). In the US, he is also a director of Mixed Dimensions, Inc. and of Cure Network Dolby Acceleration Partners LLC (CNDAP).

In Europe, he is the Chairman of the advisory board of NativeWaves GmbH (Salzburg, Austria) and Vice Chairman of the advisory board of Authentic Vision GmbH (Salzburg, Austria).

He is currently a Senior Strategic Advisor to Silicon Castles GmbH (Salzburg, Austria), where his responsibilities include teaching governance best practices to European entrepreneurs as a member of the faculty of the Startup Executive Academy (since 2016).

Pascal is a former director of the US National Venture Capital Association (2007-2011).  He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Trustee of the American Academy in Berlin (2016-2019). He is a former co-chairman of the Socrates Society Forum of the Aspen Institute (2007-2009); a former Chairman of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation’s Business Leadership Council (2007-2008); a former Vice President and Director of San Francisco’s Congregation Emanu El (1994 -2000); and a former director of the American Friends of Hand in Hand (2005-2006).