Tod Bensen

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Tod Bensen "is a venture capitalist who has spent most of his adult life in London, England and now lives in Woodside, California. After graduating from Dartmouth College he worked on Wall Street for two years before moving to the UK where he worked at Cazenove & Co., the UK's leading investment bank, for 20 years. After building the company's Equity Capital Markets practice, where he led hundreds of IPOs for companies around the world, he set up Cazenove Private Equity. As founder and CEO of this $450 million fund, he built one of Europe's leading venture capital businesses. In 2007 he handed over the management of this business and took a sabbatical where he returned to the US and focused on various ocean conservation projects. During the course of this he became aware of WildAid and after working with them on various projects agreed to join the board in 2008. He was influenced by the similarities between WildAid's management talent, ambition and achievements and those of the world's best venture capital backed companies." [1]

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  1. Board, Wild Aid, accessed September 22, 2008.