Mr. Dan Lankford is a Managing Director of Wavepoint Ventures. He brings more than 30 years of experience in telecommunication equipment, software, semiconductor, and energy technology industries to Waverpoint, including senior leadership roles at AT&T/Bell Labs/Agere Systems and several early-stage companies.
Recently, in addition to his responsibilities at Wavepoint, Mr. Lankford served as CEO of Element Energy. Element was acquired in 2012. He has previously served as executive chairman of Innergy Power. Prior to Wavepoint, he was Chairman and CEO of BOLDER Technologies, where he took the company from early stage through IPO and raised more than $100 million in the private and public markets. Before joining BOLDER he was the CEO of AT&T Microelectronics (Agere Systems) Europe, where he increased revenues from $15 million to $250 million in five years and established the company as one of the leading chip, optoelectronic, and power systems suppliers to the European electronics industry.
Prior to moving to Europe, Mr. Lankford served as vice president of marketing for AT&T’s $2.5 billion worldwide microelectronics business. He was also part of the team that commercialized the UNIX business at Bell Labs. He has been involved in early-stage technology ventures for more than 20 years as an investor, board member, executive, and consultant.
Mr. Lankford has a Master’s degree in Management from Stanford Business School where he was a Sloan Fellow; he also has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (with honors) from Johns Hopkins University and has attended the Senior European Executive Program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Lankford is a former commissioner on the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology and has presented at the White House Conference on Alternative Energy.