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Marc Van Den Berg

Partner, DBL Partners

Marc is a Part­ner at DBL Part­ners. Prior to DBL Part­ners, Marc was a Gen­eral Part­ner at Tech­nol­ogy Part­ners, since join­ing the firm in 2012. Marc’s ven­ture invest­ing career began early last decade where he spent 6 years as a Man­ag­ing Direc­tor at Van­tage­Point Cap­i­tal also focused in energy and advanced tech­nol­ogy invest­ments.
Dur­ing Marc’s 10 years in ven­ture invest­ing he has backed numer­ous suc­cess­ful com­pa­nies in the mate­r­ial sci­ence and energy effi­ciency land­scape such as Bridgelux, Amprius, iWatt and Kaiam Inc.

Prior to his ven­ture cap­i­tal career Marc spent 25 years in both ven­ture backed star­tups and multi-​​national pub­lic com­pa­nies here in Sil­i­con Val­ley and abroad, that included:

Direc­tor of Engi­neer­ing in the 1980’s at XMR Inc., the world’s fore­most Excimer laser com­pany 1990 (M&A)
COO at Purus Inc. an advanced water purifi­ca­tion com­pany (1995 IPO)
VP/​GM at Micro­bar Inc. an advanced semi­con­duc­tor equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing, 2012 (M&A)
VP/​GM at ATMI Inc. a global, pub­li­cally traded, advanced semiconductor/​bio-​​tech mate­ri­als company

Marc has held numer­ous direc­tor posi­tions at semi­con­duc­tor and clean energy com­pa­nies and enjoys assist­ing entre­pre­neurs in their quests to grow excit­ing new companies.

Marc is a grad­u­ate of Santa Clara Uni­ver­sity with a degree in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing with an empha­sis on high energy physics. Marc is active at Santa Clara; serv­ing on the board of the Busi­ness Schools accred­ited Cen­ter of inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship. Marc was also recently selected to be an Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Santa Clara’s Engi­neer­ing school after serv­ing for many years on the schools Indus­try Advi­sory Board.