Victor Westerlind General Partner

Victor Westerlind

Path to RockPort

Victor joined RockPort Capital in their Menlo Park, California office in 2008. Previously, he spent eight years as a venture capitalist at InterWest Partners working on investments in semiconductor, advanced materials, Cleantech, wireless and enterprise hardware industries. Earlier, he worked in product marketing and product management roles at Applied Materials where he help bring semiconductor physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment into the flat panel display industry. Before that, he worked as an engineer in a venture backed startup called Candescent Technologies developing a novel field emission flat panel display technology, gaining valuable experience commercializing new technologies. Victor started his career at Hughes Aircraft Company working on a number of engineering projects ranging from missile defense systems to satellite communications systems. He attended Stanford University on Hughes Fellowship where he focused on Micro Electro Mechanical Structures (MEMS). Victor holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Other Passions & Pursuits

  • Member, Harvard, Stanford and Cornell Alumni Networks

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Came aboard RockPort
2008

Education
Harvard Business School
Stanford University
Cornell University

PERSONAL INSIGHT

In addition to the challenges of raising four daughters, Victor also relishes the challenge of applying new technology in the marketplace. He’s a big fan of the underdog, “the person who has a vision that few believe in, initially. But who, through persistence, makes progress that can change markets or industries.” He’s particularly excited about transportation, which he feels is ripe for a new wave of innovation.