Mr. Richard Levandov serves as Managing Director at Avalon Ventures. He serves as General Partner at Masthead Venture Partners. He serves as Board Member at Lumeria, Talla, Cloudant, Averon, Joy and Smyte. He has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operator, angel investor and venture capitalist involving a variety of cutting-edge, high growth, early-stage technology companies. It was after he co-founded Phoenix Technologies (PTEC), a company that helped launch the PC revolution, and served as an early Vice President at America Online, that he started his venture capital career. Rich holds a B.S. from Binghamton University. He codes in PHP and Ruby these days. Rich is active in the Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle venture and entrepreneurial communities. As a past judge on the MIT 100k business plan competition he remains very active in various organizations on both coasts promoting the creation of new disruptive enterprises. He served as Board Member at EdgeMakers Stem Learning Lab.