Artifact Details

Title

Morgenthaler, David T. oral history

Catalog Number

102746212

Type

Text

Date

2011-12-02

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Hollar, John, Interviewer
Morgenthaler, David, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

56 p.

Description

David Morgenthaler was one of the nation’s earliest venture capital investors and entered the industry before the term “venture capital” became widely known. From his two offices in Cleveland, Ohio, and Menlo Park, California, Morgenthaler led decades of successful investments in technology companies, including an early investment in Apple, Inc. This oral history, taken when Morgenthaler was 92, covers his education, World War II experience, pre-venture capital phase, his years in investing and public policy, and leadership lessons he learned and applied in each phase of his long and distinguished career.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); J.H. Whitney & Company; Venture Capital; Morgenthaler Ventures; Morgenthaler, Gary; Apple; Markkula, Mike; Jobs, Steve; Wozniak, Steve; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); Prudent Man Rule; Heizer, Jr., Edgar F. (Ned); Perkins, Tom

Collection Title

Oral Histories online

Lot Number

X6305.2012