Marc Van Den Berg

Partner

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.