Abe Yokell Partner

Abe Yokell

Path to RockPort

Abe’s interest in startups began after spending a summer at a venture-backed diagnostics company as a business development intern. He subsequently joined Analysis Group, an economic and management consultancy. Abe then joined RockPort as an Associate, having previously interned at RockPort for a summer, and is active in all aspects of RockPort’s activities. He has investment and board experience in early through late stage companies in solar, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart grid, transportation, green buildings, lighting, and is currently focused on urban mobility, the Internet of Things and related data, and financing platforms. He moved from Boston to help spearhead the opening of RockPort’s Menlo Park office, and is a frequent panelist and judge at industry conferences and business plan competitions. Abe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Economics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Other Passions & Pursuits

  • Speaker & panelist at Photon International’s Solar Summits, TieCon 2011, Energy Storage Association’s annual meeting, Greentech Media’s Enterprise Carbon Accounting conference, and many other industry conferences.
  • Judge & selection committee for the NREL Industry Growth Forum, the Cleantech Venture Challenge, the Cleantech Forum, and other university business plan competitions.
  • Member of various energy, venture, and cleantech associations.


QUICK FACTS

Company Boards Serving On

Came aboard RockPort
2004

Education
University of Pennsylvania

PERSONAL INSIGHT

A native of Colorado, Abe enjoys the outdoors and has hiked, climbed, and camped on five continents. His passions include hiking, biking, skiing, and travel, among others. Venture capital, particularly cleantech, is his perfect storm: “It’s the overlap of personalities, technology, science, strategy, tactics, systems, and institutional cultures. I know that our work has the potential to positively impact society, the environment and our economy.”