VantagePoint Venture Partners has made the following hired: Tom Bevilacqua and Bill Harding as managing directors and co-head of the IT practice group, Craig Cooper as a venture partner focused on IT opportunities and Dave Thompson as a venture partner focused on healthcare opportunities. Bevilacqua previously co-founded ArrowPath Venture Partners (f.k.a. E*Trade Ventures) and served as its managing partner for the past seven years. Harding previously was a managing member of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Cooper was formerly a partner with Softbank Capital, where he led the West Coast digital media and wireless group, while Thompson has spent the past 30 years with Eli Lilly, most recently as head of corporate strategy, biz dev and corporate ventures.
VantagePoint Venture Partners, one of the nation's leading venture capital firms, today announced the expansion of its investment team with the appointments of venture capital industry veterans Tom Bevilacqua and Bill Harding as Managing Directors and Co-Heads of the Information Technology Practice Group, Craig Cooper as Venture Partner in the Information Technology Practice Group, and Dave Thompson as Venture Partner in the Healthcare Practice Group. These additions expand the breadth and depth of the Firm's multi-disciplinary expertise and sector focus.
“Tom, Bill, Craig, and Dave bring extensive venture capital, entrepreneurial and operations expertise to assist portfolio companies through the critical stages of development from idea to IPO and beyond. VantagePoint invests in companies that have can have a significant impact