Richard HarrochManaging Director and Global Head of M&A
Richard joined VantagePoint in 2003 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, bringing with him an extensive body of transactional and business expertise. He is a successful entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of two companies: LawCommerce.com (sold to LexisNexis) and Allbusiness.com (sold to Dun and Bradstreet.) He is a noted author, having written and edited a number of legal and best-selling business books on start-up companies, partnerships, and joint ventures. Richard has been involved in negotiating or structuring more than 100 Internet related partnerships, financings, distribution deals, web content and license agreements and e-commerce contracts. Richard has also been involved in more than 250 mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings and strategic alliances. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley (BA) and the University of California, Los Angeles (JD), where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review.
“I joined VantagePoint to invest in promising Internet related businesses. We have been involved in some great companies, including Intermix/MySpace, AllBusiness.com, ReachLocal, Datran, Healthline, Zvents, Gain Capital, and more.”
Managing Director and Global Head of M&A
Jim MarverCo-Founder and Managing Director
Jim co-founded VantagePoint in 1996 and is experienced in every element of venture fund management. Over the past three decades, Jim has worked closely with hundreds of public and private companies on all aspects of their operations, especially strategy and finance. He has run global technology practices at leading investment banks and has served as a senior consultant at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). He is Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a member of the Board of Directors of The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Jim attended Williams College (BA) and the University of California, Berkeley (MPP, PhD).
“We founded VantagePoint to develop game-changing companies, so we are fortunate to have built a world-class cadre of investment professionals and strategic partners and advisors who make our vision a reality.”
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Tom BevilacquaManaging Director
Tom has more than 25 years of Silicon Valley experience as an executive, venture investor and advisor to emerging technology companies. Tom was an Executive Vice President of E*TRADE Financial, where he served in a variety of operational roles and established E*TRADE’s acquisition and investment strategies. While at E*TRADE, he founded ArrowPath Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund that was later spun out from E*TRADE, and served as the Managing Partner of that firm for over seven years. He was previously a Partner at two of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms and has served as an advisor on more than 200 public or private financings. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (Business Administration) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (JD).
“VantagePoint pursues big ideas and we invest in companies that can transform global markets through the power of their ideas. We have the capital, experienced team and commitment to tackle game-changing projects.”
The Asia team is a dedicated group of regional investment professionals with the strength and backing of a global organization. It provides strong operational and financing expertise, entrepreneurial skills and domain knowledge across key industries including energy innovation and efficiency, financial technology, consumer, healthcare, information technology, media and transportation. The team’s extensive background provides a unique understanding of the Chinese marketplace.
VantagePoint’s Healthcare team has broad and deep experience in all areas of healthcare investing, including biotech, medical devices, and healthcare commerce. We are focused on building category leaders in these areas by concentrating on innovation and commercializing the best and most-promising healthcare technologies.
VantagePoint’s world-class group of IT investment professionals have helped build companies such as MySpace/Intermix Media, Gain Capital, and ReachLocal. Individuals work as an integrated team to create category leaders in the financial technology, Internet/digital media, enterprise solutions and mobile/wireless sectors.
The VantagePoint investment team comprises industry veterans and skilled managers who have a unique talent for building and sustaining our own transformative companies: a firm that leads in modern technology investing. We are also able to extend this operational expertise—in finance, human capital, legal, marketing and portfolio management—to help build important and influential companies that can succeed in the global, interconnected marketplace.