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RockPort Capital Names Three New Partners

Date: 01/09/2012

Company: RockPort Capital

Boston, MA / Menlo Park, CA – January 9, 2012. RockPort Capital today announced the promotion of Abe Yokell, Daniel Hullah, and Dhiraj Malkani to Partner. In making this announcement David Prend, Managing General Partner, said “Abe, Daniel and Dhiraj are valued members of our firm and we are pleased to announce these promotions. They have each developed broad industry knowledge, expertise, and an ability to identify and work with promising, innovative companies. As Partners they will continue to make important contributions to RockPort.”

Abe Yokell, who helped open the firm’s Menlo Park office, has been with RockPort since 2004. His board seats include EcoFactor, Qnovo and Solar Universe, and he is an observer on the Enphase Energy and Recurve boards. Prior to joining RockPort he worked at an economic and management consultancy, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Economics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Daniel Hullah, DPhil, joined RockPort in the Boston office in 2006. He currently serves on the board of GaN Systems and is a board observer for Microseismic and Project Frog. Prior to joining RockPort he worked in sales and marketing management consulting at ZS Associates. He received a BA and DPhil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, UK and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Dhiraj Malkani also joined RockPort’s Boston office in 2006. He is a board member of Enovix and an observer on the Gazelle, Gridco and SustainX boards. Prior to joining RockPort he worked in product development at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

“Each one of these three strong performers has earned his promotion to Partner,” said Wilber James, Managing General Partner. “Abe, Daniel, and Dhiraj have gained the respect of the entrepreneurs they work with, their colleagues at RockPort, and their fellow venture capitalists. We look forward to their continued success in an expanded role as Partner.”


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