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); Vice Chairman of the advisory board of Authentic Vision GmbH (Salzburg, Austria); and a director of GenomSys, SA (Lausanne, Switzerland).

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).