Maurice Werdegar


Maurice is President and CEO of Western Technology Investment (WTI), a leading venture debt firm and an early investor in Facebook.  His background includes positions as a Venture Partner at Outlook Ventures, and Chief Investment Officer at MetaMarkets, an online mutual fund company.  Previously he founded and served as CEO of Left at Albuquerque, a venture-backed chain of restaurants. Prior to business school, he worked in corporate finance at Robertson Stephens and was a research analyst at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.  He is also an active angel investor in companies including EventBrite, Flixster, GroupMe, Minted, RootMusic, Path, HeyZap, Edmodo, Supyo, RethinkDB, Catch and StarMaker, as well as an LP of several early stage venture funds.  Maurice holds both a BA and MBA from Stanford University.