Rafael SimonVenture Partner
Rafael joined VantagePoint from Zenon Environmental (acquired by GE), a leading water treatment company, where he was COO, responsible for all aspects of sales, operations, R&D, and manufacturing of membrane-based water treatment technology. Prior to Zenon, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, focusing on the environment and energy sectors. Earlier in his career, Rafael was a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he invented a new technique to access contaminated groundwater for environmental remediation. He is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley (BA, MEng, PhD).
“As a venture partner, my experience developing technologies to improve water quality and sustainability enables me to ensure start-up companies get the resources they need to solve the world's 21st century water challenges.”