Richard Morganstern brings a wealth of investment and entrepreneurial experience to the LACI Board of Directors. He was the former Managing Partner of a Beverly Hills based intellectual property and business litigation and counseling law firm. He was the former Chairman of a NASD licensed investment banking firm which focused on arranging funding, principally from foreign sources, for domestic early stage technology companies. He co-founded Language Weaver, Inc. the world’s leading supplier of statistically based natural language translation systems.
Mr. Morganstern currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Tech Coast Angels Los Angeles Network and is the former President of the Tech Coast Angels LA Network. TCA members are the leading source of angel funding and guidance for early stage, high growth companies in Southern California. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of USC’s Center for Technology Commercialization, a guest lecturer for the California Institute of Technology Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program and a Distinguished Speaker at USC’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Mr. Morganstern is a Senior Advisor at Originate, which invests capital and an elite team on engineers and business experts in high-potential startups. He also is a Partner at Social Venture Partners, which provides funding and advice to Los Angeles area charities.
Mr. Morganstern is an Adjunct Lecturer in the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Global Access Program. He received his B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1963, and his JD Legal Studies from Cornell University in 1966.