Steven L. Fingerhood is a technology investment fund manager who, over the past thirty years, has worked as an executive, entrepreneur, board member and investor in the technology industry. During this time, he has been fascinated by — and increasingly concerned about — the transformative and disruptive effects of technology on virtually every sector of society. Since 2003, he has served as founder and Managing Partner of Technology Opportunity Partners, L.P., a San Francisco-based fund investing in small cap public technology companies. Previously, he was the founder of Zero Gravity Technologies, a developer of digital rights management document and data security solutions, and served as its Chairman and CEO until it was acquired by InterTrust Technologies in 2001. Mr. Fingerhood remained as Senior Vice President of InterTrust through its sale in 2003 to a joint venture formed by Sony Corporation and Royal Philips Electronics. Prior to that, Mr. Fingerhood was founder and CEO of Direct Language Communications, which provided localization services to the technology industry.
Mr. Fingerhood received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University (where he concentrated in Economics and spent much of his time nerding out on the relationship between behavioral economics and law from the depths of Littauer Library). He is a member of the State Bar of California, serves on the Harvard Law School Leadership Council, and has been active in various philanthropic organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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The Traphagen Series was generously founded by the late Ross E. Traphagen Jr., J.D.’49. All Events are free of charge, open to Law School students, and generally run one hour.