David FriesManaging Director
David joined VantagePoint in 2001. He has been a senior-level venture capitalist for more than 20 years, bringing in total more than 37 years of operations, advanced technology, and investment experience to the firm, where he works with portfolio companies on a broad range of operational matters, including product and infrastructure development and production scale-up strategies. David began his career at General Electric, where he served 17 years in numerous executive roles in engineering, manufacturing, senior management, and finance. He directed GE Venture Capital’s California operations, which later became the venture capital firm Canaan Partners, and, in his last role, was President of General Electric Ceramics, a wholly owned subsidiary. David is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (BS) and Case Western Reserve University (PhD in Physical Chemistry).