CAPITAL PARTNERS

MANAGING DIRECTORS

 

The three initial Managing Directors of Resourcient Capital Partners are Lee Burrows, J. Stephan Dolezalek and Andrew Shapiro.

Lee Burrows joined VantagePoint in 2002, bringing with him 15 years of broad semiconductor technology expertise, specifically in the areas of semiconductor processing, advanced materials, power storage and management, and battery, lighting, and smart grid technologies. Lee has actively led or co-led investments into iWatt, Trilliant Networks, AlertMe, Innovari, and Next Step Living.  Previously, he founded an optical component company that was subsequently acquired by New Focus, a leading photonics solutions provider. Lee holds six patents, with two additional patents pending in optical networking and device manufacturing. He graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology (BS, MS) and is also a candidate for a PhD in Applied Physics. 

Stephan Dolezalek led VantagePoint Capital Partners' CleanTech Group from its inception. Collectively, the Group made 42 clean technology investments totaling roughly $1 billion. Under his leadership the Firm’s CleanTech practice has several times been named CleanTech Investor of the Year (most recently in 2013). Prior to joining VantagePoint in 1999, he spent 16 years as a corporate and securities attorney, lastly as Chairman of the Life Sciences Group and Managing Partner for the Palo Alto office of the then 900-lawyer Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He has served as a Foundation Board Member for the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia and on the advisory boards of a variety of clean energy organizations including Rocky Mountain Institute's eLab, The CleanTech Group, the American Council on Renewable Energy and the Energy Management and Innovation Center of the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business.  Stephan also organized and ran the annual ResourcePoint CleanTech Summit, a private conference for thought and industry leaders in CleanTech. 

 

In his 32 years of working with entrepreneurial technology companies, Stephan has participated in the growth of the computer industry, the telecommunications industry, the biotechnology industry and now the clean energy industry.  He has actively participated since their earliest days in five "unicorn" companies -- companies that have achieved valuations of between $1 and $100 billion.  The 23 young biotechnology companies he co-founded, sat on the Board of, or acted as general counsel for during his years as a corporate counsel have now matured to roughly $175 billion in aggregate market capitalization. At VantagePoint, Stephan led both the Life Sciences and Software practice groups before founding the Firm’s Clean Technology practice in 2002. Stephan holds a Bachelor in City Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. 

Andrew Shapiro, founder of Broadscale Group, has spent the last two decades working at the nexus of new technologies and societal transformation -- with a focus over the last dozen years on energy and environmental innovation. Broadscale works with a network of some of the largest energy companies to accelerate innovation through strategic partnerships with the most promising new companies in the sector. He has invested in, advised, and served on boards of more than twenty start-ups. Previously, in 2000, Andrew founded GreenOrder, a strategic advisory firm that has worked with more than 100 enterprises to make energy and environmental innovation a source of competitive advantage. Highlights include working with GE's leadership on the creation and execution of its multi-billion dollar ecomagination initiative; counseling GM on strategic issues including the launch of the Chevrolet Volt; and serving as the green advisor for 7 World Trade Center, NYC’s first LEED-certified office tower. A regular speaker at conferences, former visiting faculty at Columbia and Yale, and author of two books and dozens of articles, Fortune has described him as “green business’s go-to guy.”