Stephan Dolezalek, Senior Advisor, 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.