Ed Zimmerman (’89) is a startup lawyer, an angel investor, an adjunct professor of VC and a writer.
During Ed’s 25 years at Lowenstein Sander, he has represented hundreds of start-ups, growth companies, venture capital and growth equity/PE funds. He has angel invested in more than 90 startups and invested as an LP in more than 30 families of venture funds. Ed has taught VC in the MBA program at Columbia Business School for 11 years, has published 75 columns on venture/tech (sometimes wine or music) on the Accelerators & Experts pages of the Wall Street Journal and another few dozen as a contributor at Forbes. He co-founded and chairs both FirstGrowthVC and VentureCrush. Ed likes wine, music and politics. He serves as an advisor to the President of France on venture capital matters and has hosted two roundtable sessions at the Obama White House.