Ira Ehrenpreis is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a leading impact investing venture capital firm.
A recognized leader in the venture capital industry,
Ehrenpreis has served on the Board, Executive Committee, and as Annual Meeting Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). He currently serves as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) and as Co-Chairman of the VCNetwork.
Ehrenpreis is the Founder and Chairman of the World Energy Innovation Forum (WEIF), which convenes the industry’s who's who to discuss important energy issues and opportunities.
He has invested in various companies, including SpaceX, and serves on the board of Tesla Motors and numerous other companies.
An active leader at Stanford University, Ehrenpreis has served on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School and is currently an advisory board member of the Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) Advisory Council.
Ehrenpreis received his JD | MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of Stanford Law Review.