Peter Ziebelman has enjoyed teaching entrepreneurship to students, start-up founders, as well as C-level executives at larger for-profit and non-profit corporations.
Since joining the NCOA Board of Directors in 2016, Ziebelman has shared his expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation with leadership. The organization continues to use entrepreneurship as a method to have the greatest impact to benefit the aging community.
Ziebelman started his career as a venture capitalist over 30 years ago. He co-founded Palo Alto Venture Partners in 1996, a specialized venture firm focused on very early stage investments. Ziebelman is a frequent guest speaker to organizations and he was named to AlwaysOn’s Venture Capital 100 – the top 100 VC’s for 2012.
Ziebelman now serves as an independent director to a select number of privately held companies.
Since 2013, Ziebelman has co-taught the popular course, Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital, at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he is an appointed Lecturer in Management. Ziebelman has also advised Fortune 500 companies on how to be more entrepreneurial within the context of a larger organization.
Ziebelman graduated with a master’s degree in Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Sciences with honors and distinction in the major from Yale University.
Ziebelman and his wife, Cindy, live in Palo Alto, California, and have three sons.