Robert Jelski (ex-3i) joins Capital-E as a venture partner

Tuesday, 10 July 2007 
Capital-E, an early stage venture fund focusing exclusively on micro- and nano-electronics, announces that Robert Jelski has joined the team as an advisor and venture partner. He has also been appointed as member of the Investment Committee of Capital-E.

Mr. Jelski has both extensive investment and industrial experience. Until recently and since 2000, Robert was sector head and partner in the global 3i venture team. Prior to that he was divisional president and general manager within Danaher and Eurotherm in the UK and France. He started his career in HP’s R&D department and thereafter became National Semiconductor’s marketing manager for telecommunications in Europe. Robert Jelski has an extensive knowledge of the electronics / semiconductor sector in Europe, the US and Asia. He has also been actively involved in the FSA European Advisory Council, IBM’s Power.org VC council as well as a speaker at numerous semiconductor and nanotechnology conferences.

“I’m very excited by the opportunity of exploiting the unique value mix that the Capital-E partnership and IMEC can bring to young start-up companies in the micro- and nano-electronics field and look forward to working with the team to help develop these investments into major future players for our industry”, said Robert.

“I’m convinced that Robert will add tremendous value to Capital-E through his vast industry network and sector expertise” said Rudi Severijns, who has worked with Robert on several ventures in the past and recently joined Capital-E as fourth partner.

Download the full press release