Daniel V Leff

Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Leff was a Senior Associate with Sevin Rosen Funds in the firm's Dallas, Texas, office, where he focused on early-stage investment opportunities in semiconductors, components, and various emerging technology areas. While at Sevin Rosen Funds, he played an integral role in the funding of Nanomix, InnovaLight, Sana Security, and D2Audio. Leff has also worked for Redpoint Ventures in the firm's Los Angeles office. In addition, he previously held engineering, marketing, and strategic investment positions with Intel Corporation.

Leff received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UCLA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where his thesis adviser was Professor James R. Heath (recipient of the 2000 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology). Leff also received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at UCLA, where he was an Anderson Venture Fellow. Leff has published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been awarded two patents in the field of nanotechnology. He is also a member of the business advisory boards of the NanoBusiness Alliance and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI).



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