Douglas Leone, a successful venture capitalist, is a live example of how hard work can lead one to great triumphs throughout the life. He gained knowledge & skills from a good educational background and experience by working for several technical companies, which he combined to make profitable investments.
Leone belongs to Genoa, Italy where he completed his schooling. When in high school, he was called by the name ‘pasta’, particularly to tease him, but he turned his haters down by proving that he is exceptional pasta. He studied hard and earned a chance to pursue his higher education in some of the best institutes of the US. Douglas earned BS (Electrical Engineering) from Cornell University, followed by a master's degree in engineering and another in management. An alumnus of MIT, who finished his MS at Sloan in 1988, became a venture capital heavyweight, serving as a partner for the highly reputed firm, Sequoia Capital.