RockPort Capital Partners
Dhiraj is a Principal at RockPort. He began his career at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies as a Senior Product Engineer developing next-Generation optical components for Telecommunications. He received several U.S. patents for his inventions in MEMS technology. However, Dhiraj found his entrepreneurial passions insatiate, so he transitioned from a world of pure engineering to join Boston University's Photonics Center evaluating early-stage photonics and life-science companies for their business incubator program. Structuring and developing nascent companies catalyzed his passion for business while reaffirming his love for technology. In 2004 he entered business school to solidify his financial acuity. He spent his summer internship as an associate at Deutsche Bank’s Technology Investment Banking division and upon graduating, in 2006, he joined RockPort.
At Rockport, Dhiraj is an active member of the screening and diligence teams and has worked on multiple transactions in the Cleantech sectors of: solar energy, transportation, advanced materials, energy storage, smart grid, water and wind technologies. He is a board observer and sits on several advisory committees.
Dhiraj is a graduate of the University of Mumbai with a BS in Mechanical Engineering with Honors and also earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.