Richard is an entrepreneur, business leader, university adjunct professor and former CEO of start-up companies. He joined Chrysalix as Managing Partner in 2007, has a passion for doing what is right for our environment and has been instrumental in refining Chrysalix’s strategy for investing in resource intensive industries.
All three of Richard’s start-up companies combined advanced intelligent systems with enabling hardware to become leaders in their fields. From raising $57 million in venture capital financing and growing a company of two to 100 people, to positioning a start-up for acquisition that resulted in annualized investor returns of 45% to 60%, Richard has a strong track record in the energy technology sector. He has built strategic relationships with large corporations including GE, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, large utilities and the United States.
Richard’s expertise includes identifying and commercializing innovation for high growth companies. He sits on the boards of Chrysalix portfolio companies GlassPoint Solar and MineSense Technologies and is an observer on the board of NanoSteel.
Richard has a Metallurgy Degree from Sheffield University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Fred is a Managing Partner based in the Netherlands. His industry expertise spans C-level, Executive Board and CEO positions in oil & gas, chemicals, logistics, innovation and sustainability, and scaling up ventures.
Richard is a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He is an entrepreneur and startup CEO with industry expertise in electric power, material science, mining and metals.
Wal is the Founder of Chrysalix and a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He launched Chrysalix in 2001 and is recognised for his expertise and thought leadership in industrial innovation, energy and cleantech.
Charlie is a Senior Partner based in the United Kingdom. He leads the opportunity recognition and investment selection process in the Chrysalix RoboValley Fund and has a special interest in mining innovation.
Alfred is a Vice President based in Vancouver. He has incubated and launched ventures from academia and is involved in the development of investment theses, deal sourcing and due diligence with a special interest in energy and resource productivity.
Wendy is the Vice President of Finance based in Vancouver. She has nearly 25 years of experience in private equity investment management and works closely with the investment team on valuation and finance matters.
Daniele is an Associate based in the United Kingdom. He is responsible for developing investment theses and deal sourcing. He has a special interest for companies working in the area of Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
Alicia is an Associate based in Vancouver where she develops investment theses, sources deals, conducts due diligence and manages investment portfolios. Alicia has more than 10 years of experience working in and advising industrial technology companies.
Matthias is a former member of the Executive Committee and Director of Projects & Technology at Royal Dutch Shell. His previous roles include Executive VP of Development & Technology, Managing Director of Shell Deepwater Services and Director of Petroleum Development Oman.
Mark is the former Chief Marketing Officer at GE Energy responsible for $45B in business including thermal & renewable power generation; oil & gas exploration, development & transport; electric transmission & distribution; and industrial controls.
Michael has expertise in executive management, private equity and finance in the natural resource and energy sectors. He was a longstanding executive at Westcoast Energy where he served as Chairman and CEO, CFO and a corporate development executive. Michael is the Director and Founder of Dornoch Capital and is a Director on multiple boards.
John is the former VP, Technology and Development at Teck Resources. John left Teck to form PetraScience Consultants Inc., providing exploration and technology services to the mining industry. He is the Wold Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability at Cornell University.
Stefan is the CEO at Nauto, an AI platform for urban mobility. Previous roles include consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University; and Director at McKinsey where he cofounded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practice. Stefan is the co-author of the Resource Revolution.
Peter’s expertise is in growth and innovation, natural resources and energy, software, technology commercialization and corporate venture capital. His former senior leadership roles include GE and Computer Associates. Peter is a senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network and a Partner at Clareo.