Venture Partner , VantagePoint Venture Partners
Rafael Simon joined VantagePoint Venture Partners from Zenon Environmental (acquired by GE), a leading water treatment company, where he was COO, responsible for all aspects of sales, operations, R&D, and manufacturing of membrane-based water treatment technology.
Prior to Zenon, Rafael was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., focusing on the environment and energy sectors. Earlier in his career, Rafael was a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he invented a new technique to access contaminated groundwater for environmental remediation. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, M.Eng., Ph.D.).