Gerd Goette

Managing Partner, next47 (Siemens Venture Capital)

Gerd Goette is a Managing Partner, based in Silicon Valley, CA. He specializes in investments in energy, cleantech and transportation. He manages SVC’s investments in BuildingIQ, ChargePoint, QBotix, Sensys, Sunverge, Tendril and Wirescan.

Earlier investments include Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), Dune Networks (acquired by Broadcom), G2 Microsystems (acquired by Broadcom), IP-Unity Glenayre, ISE Limited (TSX:ISE), Kagoor Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks), Myrio (acquired by Siemens), Prenova (acquired by Ecova), Reactive NanoTechnologies (acquired by Indium), SmartSynch (acquired by Itron) and Verimatrix. Mr. Goette serves on the VC advisory board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is a Charter Member of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA).

With 27 years of worldwide industry experience, he combines a strong technical background with wide-ranging operational skills. Prior to joining Siemens Venture Capital in September 2000, Mr. Goette held the position of Vice President and Head of CableTV Solutions in Siemens Information and Communication Networks. Additionally, Mr. Goette’s managerial and operating expertise stems from earlier focus on R&D, system integration, product line management, technical sales support, project management and general management in the fields of telecommunication equipment and solutions. He received a master’s degree in electrical engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.