Daniel Hullah Partner & COO

Daniel Hullah

Path to RockPort

Daniel was born and educated in the UK where he received a BA and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. He came to the United States in 1999 as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Chicago. Following his stint in Chicago, Daniel left academia but stayed in the States as he branched out into a career in management consulting at ZS Associates – a firm that focuses exclusively on sales and marketing. Daniel moved to Boston in 2001 to start a new ZS office, and went on to pursue an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Shortly after returning to the States from INSEAD, Daniel joined RockPort in Boston. Since then he has been an active member of the screening and diligence team and has worked on multiple transactions in several key cleantech sectors most notably solar energy and green buildings. He has represented RockPort on investor panels at conferences throughout the country.

Other Passions & Pursuits

  • New England Council on Clean Energy, member.
  • Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, Investor Advisory Board, member.
  • University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Business Plan Competition, judge.
  • Green Chemistry Summit, speaker.
  • International Association of Nanotechnology, speaker.
  • Department of Energy Opportunity Form, speaker.


Company Boards serving on

Past Company Involvement

Came aboard RockPort

INSEAD in France
Oxford University


In addition to squash, classical music and cricket, Daniel loves problem solving. He feels that “there aren’t many problems more significant than the global transition to clean, renewable energy. At RockPort I can play my part by finding and supporting companies that can grow innovative technologies.” He also puts his chemistry background to good use as an aficionado of the sciences of cooking and brewing.