Marc van den Berg
Marc is a Managing Director at 40 North Ventures. Prior to joining Marc spent 15 years in venture capital as a Partner at DBL Partners and a Managing Director at VantagePoint Ventures. 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 a career stint in advanced excimer lasers, industrial water treatment and advanced semiconductor materials and equipment. 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. Marc and his better half Katey spend as much time at the beach as they can. They have three grown children pursuing their educational and career interests scattered around the country.
Marianne is a Managing Director at 40 North Ventures. She believes firmly in the ability and opportunity for digital + deep customer insight + new business models to drive fundamental change across industries and throughout the economy. Prior to joining 40 North Ventures, Marianne was President, GE Ventures where she led the investing team and before that was a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. She has also been a start-up executive, management consultant, and development engineer. Her career has focused at the intersection of technology, market and impact from both a start-up and large company perspective. She enjoys helping start-ups attack markets, partnering with, or navigating around large companies for success.
Marianne holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, where she is also on the Advisory Board. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and two daughters.
Anastasia is a Senior Associate on the investment team. She has a background in renewable energy, having previously worked at SunPower and led many of the company’s residential and commercial financing transactions. She previously held roles in investment banking and financial services, including at HSBC France in Paris. She holds a dual BSc from Northeastern University and NEOMA Reims and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Drew is a Junior Associate on the investment team. He is responsible for supporting the investment team in thesis development, deal management, and general administrative activities. Prior to joining 40 North Ventures, Drew was a data analyst for Juniper Networks. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship, with Honors from the University of Oregon in 2018.
Sarah is Executive Assistant for the Ventures team as well as Office Manager. Prior to joining 40 North Ventures, Sarah spent 6 years as an Executive Assistant, Office Manager, and Events Coordinator at GE Ventures. Sarah is motivated, detail-oriented, and an efficient multitasker. She juggles a wide range of responsibilities including event planning, space planning, operations, and managing the day to day operations of the business. She received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from George Mason University.