LVG was founded by second-generation venture capitalist Donald A Lucas. Like his father Donald L Lucas before him, Don spent his entire professional career focused on investing in private companies, working with entrepreneurs and their management teams, and leveraging his vast network to create value throughout all stages of investments. He believed in the power of a handshake, and investing in people, not simply their products. The LVG portfolio spans e-commerce, networking, software analytics, social purpose and transformative medical device companies. Our unique network, cultivated over multiple decades of involvement in the venture space, combined with our deep roots in Silicon Valley, produce exceptional access to financial and intellectual capital for our entrepreneurs. The LVG network is populated with top CEOs and CFOs, senior economists, scientists and engineers, serial entrepreneurs, operating executives and angel investors. These advisors, captains of industry, scholars, and inventors are key to providing valuable input, evaluation, problem solving, or leadership to strengthen a board. This collaborative approach and the power of this unique collective, is one of LVG’s most distinguishing factors.