James D. Marver is Co-Founder and Managing Director at VantagePoint Capital Partners, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm focused on technology investments in IT, CleanTech and digital media. Prior to co-founding VantagePoint , Marver was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Global Technology Group at Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, and earlier in his career an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. Before that he spent five years as a Senior Consultant at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) and served as a Consultant to the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council. Until recently he was Vice Chairman and Trustee of San Francisco Ballet as well as President of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation, where he served both for 25 years and was an officer on the Board of the Asian Art Museum for a decade. Marver was Chairman of the Board of Advisors at Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and served on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association. He is also an overseer for the Hoover Institution and on the Global Council of American Ballet Theatre. He has published, lectured, and consulted frequently on financing entrepreneurial companies, R&D, IPOs, and public policy. He holds a B.A. from Williams College, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and an M.P.P. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.