Manny Vellon Partner, Chief Technology Officer
In the role of Chief Technology Officer for Level 11, Manny provides the practice-wide technology vision to our software engineering efforts while anchoring the team with his overall leadership and experience in building and leading high-performing teams.
Manny has over 25 years of software development and investment experience. Manny began his professional career at Hewlett-Packard as a developer, where he worked on embedded terminal software, word processors, and database products. He then joined Microsoft, working as a program manager on the SDK for Windows 1.0, a group program manager for the Developer Tools Group, and a development manager for R&D. Manny co-founded the Virtual Worlds Group in Microsoft Research to study social interaction, collaborative work, and real-time communication on the Internet. After leaving Microsoft, Manny started his own consulting business to help startups and venture capital companies with the due-diligence process. He joined Northwest Venture Associates as an entrepreneur-in-residence, and prior to Level 11, he was co-founder and CTO of Likewise Software.
Manny earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.