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First Round Capital
Company: First Round Capital
Location: New York, NY, United States
Fields of operation: Investor, Science
Howard Lee Morgan is a Co-Founder and Special to First Round Capital, established in 2004 as an early stage venture fund based in Philadelphia, PA, New York and San Francisco. He is Chairman of B Capital Group, a later stage global fund based in Singapore and Manhattan Beach, CA,. President of Arca Group Inc. in Villanova, PA and a Director of Idealab. He holds a B.S. in Physics (City College of New York), a Ph.D. in Operations Research (Cornell University), and an M.S.(hc) from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morgan served as Professor at The Wharton School, and The Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1985. He started his career as Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science at Cornell University. He has been a Visiting Professor at CalTech and the Harvard Business School. From 1982 to 1989, he served as President of Renaissance Technologies Corp. in New York, where he supervised venture capital investments in high technology companies. He has helped seed a number of quantitative trading firms including Predict Wall Street, Numerai, DCM and Migdal Research. He has been an active consultant and speaker to users and vendors in the information systems area for more than 35 years. He has been on the boards of more than 20 public companies, and on advisory boards for major corporations. Dr. Morgan is a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, a Director and Executive Committee member of Math For America and as a Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation. He was named Delaware Valley Entrepreneur of the Year in the prestigious Ernst & Young competition.