Jeremy Halpern is a Partner and the Director of Business Development for the Emerging Companies Group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on emerging companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, executive and team compensation matters, and general start-up support. Jeremy works primarily with companies, investors, strategic partners and executives in technology, life sciences and food and beverage. Concurrently, Jeremy serves on the Boards of MassVentures, a micro venture capital firm supported by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Capital Network, a Boston based non-profit serving entrepreneurs, and Pintley, a MassChallenge 2011 Finalist company providing marketing solutions to the craft brewing industry. Previously, Jeremy was the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development for MobileTek Corporation, a developer of PC based applications enabling smarter mobility for consumer mobile devices. Prior to that, Jeremy ran a strategic consulting firm and practiced corporate law with other national law firms in Boston and Los Angeles. Jeremy spent 8 years as a Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Tufts University. Jeremy received his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Jeremy spent two years as the Executive Chairman of a concert and special events production company. Jeremy is a member of or participates at Launchpad Venture Group, TiE-Angels, Boston Harbor Angels, Golden Seeds, MassChallenge, Web Innovators Group, MassTLC, Mobile Mondays, M2D2, MTTC, Tufts $100k Competition, MedTech Ignite, Sandbox and The Capital Network.