Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development, is responsible for leading Microsoft’s global engagement with venture capitalists and venture-backed startups and business relationships with strategic industry partners. Additionally, Lewin is the company’s ambassador and spokesperson for Microsoft’s global citizenship efforts to empower youth through education, employment and entrepreneurship. Lewin has executive and site responsibility for the company's operations in Mountain View, California, which currently employ more than 2,500 people. Lewin has spent more than 30 years as a Silicon Valley-based executive, leading sales and marketing divisions for companies including Apple Computer Inc., NeXT Inc. and GO Corp. Before joining Microsoft, he was CEO of Aurigin Systems Inc., a startup that pioneered intellectual property asset management. He has also consulted for emerging companies, venture capital firms and corporate joint ventures. Lewin serves on the boards of the Churchill Club, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the Tech Museum of Innovation, where he served as past chairman of the Tech Museum Awards program. In addition, Lewin is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the National Venture Capital Association. He holds an AB in politics from Princeton University.
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