Peter Shannon, Firelake Capital

Judge, 2006-2011 Global Finals
VCIC Alum, Chicago Booth 2005
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Peter Shannon joined Firelake Capital Management as a Managing Director in 2010. He is focused on early stage investments in renewable energy, technologies improving use and delivery of natural resources, and other innovations on mature industries.

From 2005 until joining Firelake, Peter was a Principal at Atlas Venture, where he focused on solar, grid-scale energy storage, industrial energy efficiency, solid state data storage, and related software investments. Over his time at Atlas, he served as an observer on the boards of Advanced Electron Beams, Simple Tuition, MiaSolè, Songbird, Active Endpoints, Pixtronix, and Lilliputian Systems.

Before joining Atlas Venture, Peter was an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and prior to that was Vice President of Technology at Browz Group, a company he invested in and advised throughout start-up. Browz Group provides large customers in power generation, chemical, mining, and other heavy industries with on-line supply chain verification services, to help them and their suppliers exchange compliance-related information.

Peter’s experience in software design and management in startups began while an undergraduate, when he co-founded Eye Response, Inc., a company that pioneered computer eye tracking systems. He authored a U.S. Patent and drove commercialization of the technology for applications in healthcare as communication aid for quadriplegics, as well as broader consumer applications as an augmentation to the computer mouse. Eye Response was acquired by DynaVox in 2009.

Peter holds an MBA, with High Honors, from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business and a BS, with Distinction, in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the boards of ArrayPower, Global Fresh Foods, QBotix and Sungevity and is a board observer of Novatorque.