Board of Directors
Ed Anderson is a Founder and Managing Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners.
For the past 25 years, Ed Anderson has provided financing and advised entrepreneurs who are focused on building game-changing companies. Ed's involvement almost always starts with a modest seed investment.
Over the past three decades, Ed has had the good fortune to be involved as a seed or first round investor and director in some of the communications industry's most successful start-ups including: Arris Networks (Cascade), Arrowpoint Communications (public), Broadband Access Systems (ADC Telecom), Camiant Networks (Tekelec), Cascade Communications (public), NetCore Systems (Tellabs), New Oak Communications (Bay Networks), Redstone Communications (Siemens), Sonus Networks (public), Spring Tide Networks (Lucent), Starent Networks (public), Sycamore Networks (public), SQA (public), Wellfleet Communications (public) and Winphoria Networks (Motorola).
Ed is a graduate of the University of Denver and Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has numerous philanthropic interests outside of North Bridge.
Jan van Dokkum is a 35+ year veteran in the power delivery industry. He is currently an Operating Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with the specific task of assisting the Greentech ventures toward commercialization. He brings many years of experience in building organizations to achieve rapid growth in the areas of sales, marketing, manufacturing, quality and supply chain development in the energy segment.
Prior to joining KPCB, Jan served as President of UTC Power, a division of United Technologies, Inc., for 7 years and was instrumental in advancing UTC Power's on-site power generation product and service offerings. These include stationary fuel cells, renewable power solutions, and combined cooling, heating and power applications for the commercial building markets. He led the effort to improve energy productivity and energy security in commercial buildings by offering in depth analysis of a building’s electrical and thermal systems.
Before joining UTC Power, Jan was with Siemens for 17 years where he served the last 6 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc. During that time, he augmented the company’s traditional power equipment, such as switchgear, power breakers, transformers and regulators, with intelligent systems and controls. His vision included creating a smart electrical power delivery system to provide greater reliability and functionality, while adapting to deregulation and improving competitiveness. Under Jan’s leadership, the product lines expanded to include metering and billing systems, power system information technology, distribution automation and high-voltage controls.
Jan is an Advisor to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In addition, he is an Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy, currently serving on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, and has contributed to the Department of Energy’s Grid 2030 National Vision for Electricity's Second 100 Years.
A native of the Netherlands, he emigrated to the United States in 1978. He holds a bachelor and masters degree in electrical engineering.
Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy firm. Since its inception in 2012, Energy Innovation has delivered high-quality research and analysis to policymakers around the world and across a range of jurisdictions to help inform their energy policy decisions.
Previously, Hal was the founder and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation, a network of foundations that promote polices to reduce the threat of climate change. From 2002-2008, he served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. From 1990-2001, Hal served as founder and President of the Energy Foundation, a philanthropy supporting policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Hal has served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and has published two books and dozens of articles on energy and national security issues. He is President of the Board of Directors of the New-Land Foundation, Chairman of the Board of MB Financial Corporation, and Vice Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Mercator Climate Center. He is also a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute.
Early in his career, Hal designed and built solar homes, and built an electric car for his commute. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning.
Peter is Co-Founder of Lux Capital and focuses on investments in technology and energy. Peter began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he worked in the Firm's top-ranked Equity Research group. In 2000, he co-founded Lux Capital. In 2003, Peter led the spin-off of Lux Research. As founding CEO, he helped build Lux Research into the leading emerging technology research firm. Peter launched the publicly-listed Lux Nanotech Index (AMEX: LUXNI) and the $150 million PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio (NYSE: PXN).
Peter manages Lux Capital's investments in Accelergy, Angstrom Publishing, Auris, Everspin Technologies, G2X Energy, Gridco Systems, Lux Research, Luxtera, Matterport, SiBEAM (acquired by NASDAQ: SIMG), and Transphorm. He was a Chancellor's Scholar and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Peter was the Founding President of Syracuse's first venture organization, Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. He has been an invited guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and lecturer and panelist at Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Stanford, Yale, and the National Science Foundation. Peter also co-founded Young Wall Street, a charitable organization supporting youth-related causes in New York City, and serves as a mentor to Imagine K12 in Palo Alto.
Naimish Patel is CEO of Gridco Systems, a provider of intelligent power control and management solutions for the 21st century electric grid. Previously, Naimish served as Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, where he focused on investment opportunities in clean technology, advanced materials, and life sciences. Prior to his role at General Catalyst, Naimish was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Sycamore Networks, a leading provider of optical networking solutions for mission-critical networks. As Sycamore’s CTO, Naimish was responsible for the company’s technology vision and product strategy. Naimish was one of the four founding team members of Sycamore Networks, where he made key contributions to Sycamore’s product development since its inception in 1998. Naimish holds BS, MS, and MEng degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is the holder of 18 patents.
Hemant Taneja is a managing Director at General Catalyst Partners. Prior to joining General Catalyst Partners, Hemant Taneja was founder & CEO of Isovia, Inc., a company that he co-founded in 1999. Isovia merged with JP Mobile in 2002, and was subsequently acquired by Good Technology in 2005.
As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Hemant concentrates on early-stage technology companies. He is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.
Hemant is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering.