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Wenokur, Jeremy

Lecturer
Fall 2019

3166 Jeffries Hall
734.647.3589
E-mail jwenokur@umich.edu

​Jeremy Wenokur is partner and co-founder of Lightbox Ventures. Lightbox is an early-stage venture fund focused on Indian consumer Internet companies. Professor Wenokur also is an active angel investor in the United States.

From 2000 to 2005, Professor Wenokur was the director of corporate development for Google. He joined Google as its first corporate development person and participated in every acquisition, investment, and corporate development initiative during his tenure. Most recently, Professor Wenokur had been active in developing Google's international presence, including leading Google's investment in Biadu, China's leading search engine.

Prior to Google, Professor Wenokur co-founded Newhoo/ODP, which he sold to Netscape/AOL. Newhoo/ODP has become the largest directory of websites in the world and fundamentally changed Internet media business models. Professor Wenokur is a graduate of the New York University School of Law with a LLM in taxation, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Utah.

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