ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
John Trbovich

John Trbovich

Managing Director

Arsenal Venture Partners

Mr. Trbovich is a Co-Founding Managing Director of Arsenal Venture Partners, a private equity firm focused on the intersection of the commercial & government sectors. Arsenal Venture Partners manages and advises multiple private equity funds, including: (i) Arsenal Venture Partners II, an early stage venture capital firm; (ii) OnPoint Technologies, the U.S. Dept. of Defense’s venture capital fund; (iii) MILCOM Technologies, a seed-stage fund focused on defense contractors and the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Laboratory System; and (iv) the Florida Opportunity Fund. Each of the fund’s managed by AVP focus on investing in companies within the energy, IT, communications, semiconductor and materials sectors. John managed the firm’s investments in A123 Systems, Nanosolar, Superprotonic, IFCT, TelASIC & IOSIL Energy.

Prior to his tenure at AVP, John spent his career advising emerging growth technology companies in such areas as strategy, business development and corporate finance. Most recently, John was a principal investor in the communications and information technology sectors. Prior to that role, John was a co-founder & principal of E*OFFERING, the San Francisco investment bank that specialized in the delivery of financial products over the Internet. Mr. Trbovich was also a senior technology banker at Robertson Stephens & Co., where he participated in raising billions of dollars for technology companies as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions. Previously, John worked in merchant banking for Metzler Corp., the oldest privately-held German bank, and the investment banking department of Salomon Smith Barney. John is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the School of Engineering at Columbia University. Mr. Trbovich can be reached at

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