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Previously: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Goldman Sachs, Harvard MBA
Michael Linse is the founder and Managing Director of Linse Capital and Levitate Capital. Prior to founding Linse Capital, Michael was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) where he invested in businesses like ChargePoint, Proterra, uShip, Telogis, INRIX, Friedola, HYLA, UpWind, and Redaptive.
Before joining KPCB, Michael worked at Goldman Sachs for over a decade, most recently as the Managing Director of their alternative energy investing team within the London-based European Special Situations Group where he led over 20 investments including Nordex, CMP, and IFCO Systems. Michael joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group in 1997 and worked both in the Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices.
Michael earned a BA degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Previously: DataFox CEO & Co-Founder (Acquired by Oracle), Goldman Sachs, Stanford MBA
Bastiaan Janmaat is a Managing Director at Linse Capital and Levitate Capital. From 2013 to 2018, Bastiaan was CEO and Co-Founder of DataFox Intelligence, a software company employing artificial intelligence to gather advanced insights about privately-held businesses. DataFox was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2018.
Prior to founding DataFox, Bastiaan worked on Goldman Sachs’ alternative energy investing team within the London-based European Special Situations Group.
Bastiaan earned a BSc degree in International Business from Tilburg University, dual MSc degrees in International Management from ESADE and CEMS, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Previously: Maxar Technologies, Columbia University (Mech. Eng.), Stanford MBA
Dario Constantine is a Senior Associate at Linse Capital and Levitate Capital. Dario previously worked in design engineering and project management at Maxar Technologies, where he led the internal configurations of several high-throughput satellites and coordinated cross-functional teams to develop new technology
Dario earned both a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Applied Mathematics, and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Previously: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, University of Southern California
Alex Gross is an Associate at Linse Capital and Levitate Capital. Alex previously worked as an Associate in the Software Investment Banking group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Alex began his career in SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's Equity Capital Markets group in Atlanta, GA.
Alex graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Social Sciences with an Emphasis in Psychology.