LAWRENCE N. GOLDSTEIN is an experienced investor and entrepreneur with a focus on early-stage software and communications businesses. He co-founded Seed Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital partnership where he has been involved in the formation and growth of a variety of technology based businesses over the past 20 years.
He has been a founder, early investor, director and advisor to more than 25 early-stage high-technology companies in a variety of markets. Representative past investments include: Pavilion Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Rockwell Automation), NetSpeed, Inc. (Acquired by Cisco), Broadcast.com (IPO/Acquired by Yahoo, YHOO), DTM Corporation (Acquired by 3D Systems, TDSC), AMX (acquired by Duchossois), NetworkCar (Acquired by Reynolds and Reynolds, REY), Amber Networks (Acquired by Nokia, NOK), iBeam Broadcasting (IPO/IBEM) and VocalData, Inc, (Acquired by Tekelec, TKLC).
Currently, Mr. Goldstein is actively involved in the development of MarketChorus and Netzyn; both Dallas based software companies where he is both an operating co-founder and investor. He is also a Board Member of Content Partners, LLC, a unique entertainment finance company.
Since 2003, Mr. Goldstein has also been the primary financial advisor to Todd R. Wagner and oversees his investment activities in both private and public investments as well as providing advisory services related to his entertainment holdings.
Mr. Goldstein preceded his venture capital career by working for several years as an investment banker. He focused on transactions that included strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and IPO's, primarily for information technology companies in the southwest. His early career was spent as a robotics engineer, applying emerging hardware and software technologies to automation and optimization of manufacturing processes for aerospace production.
Mr. Goldstein received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1986.