John W. Vander Vort joined MPM in 2005 from DuPont Capital Management, where he constructed and managed a venture capital portfolio. Prior to that, he was a General Partner and Co-Founder of BlueStream Ventures, a venture capital firm with $280 million under management. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Dain Rauscher Wessels (now RBC) where he ran the West Coast Networking and Communications Investment Banking Group and served as an advisor to leading venture-backed technology companies. Mr. Vander Vort began his career as a corporate transaction attorney in the San Francisco office of Cooley Godward, where he represented venture capital firms and venture-backed companies. Mr. Vander Vort earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School.