Bill HardingManaging Director
Bill joined VantagePoint in 2007, bringing with him more than 22 years of experience in venture capital. Prior to VantagePoint, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. and President of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Before Morgan Stanley, Bill was a General Partner of several venture capital partnerships affiliated with J. H. Whitney & Co. Bill is a graduate of the University of Arizona (BS and MS) and Arizona State University (PhD). He also served as an officer in the Military Intelligence Branch of the United States Army Reserve.
“We are excited about our portfolio ... many are leaders in their categories.”
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).
Stephan DolezalekManaging Director
Stephan has spent more than 25 years in Silicon Valley working exclusively with technology-driven companies. He joined VantagePoint in 1999. He is an active participant in many CleanTech advisory groups, including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Leadership Council, the Center for American Progress (CAP) Clean Tech Council and the University of Texas Energy Management and Innovation Center Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Firm, Stephan was a senior partner with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison acting as Managing Partner of that Firm’s Palo Alto Office, Head of the Business and Technology Group and Chairman of the Life Sciences Group. A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia (BCP) and the University of Virginia School of Law (JD), he serves on the board of the UVA's School of Architecture Foundation.
“We are solving problems of global scale – working with entrepreneurs to creatively tackle big opportunities and with our Strategic Partners to enter large markets.””
Annette BianchiManaging Director
Annette joined VantagePoint in 2004. She has 24 years of venture capital experience, with significant expertise in many areas of investing, including medical devices, biotechnology, and healthcare information technology and services. She began her career in venture capital in 1985 at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Company, later joining Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners as a General Partner. In 1999, she became a Managing Director at Pacific Venture Group. Annette is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania (BSE and MSE in Biomedical Engineering) and The Wharton School (MBA).
“VantagePoint gives our entrepreneurial companies the resources and guidance to excel in a changing world.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Venture Partner and Senior Advisor
Bobby serves as a Venture Partner at Vantage Point, President of Waterkeeper Alliance, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. A recognized expert on water, Bobby was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet.” He is a graduate of Harvard University, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation, he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a MA degree in Environmental Law.
“We want to power this country from American innovation and American entrepreneurship rather than Saudi oil. We can do that …it is easily within our grasp.”
—Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Venture Partner and Senior Advisor
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.