Mr. Brown , a co-founder of Chrysalix in 2001, was previously a co-founder (in 1968) and up to March 1999 the President of Ventures West Capital Ltd., one of Canada’s largest private sources of capital for early-stage technology companies. Mr. Brown has extensive knowledge of the fuel cell industry, market trends, VC financing, recruitment and building valuable companies within the Clean Energy sector.
Mr. Brown has been directly involved as a co-founder and director in several companies in the fuel cell/energy technology space. Notably, he was the first venture investor in Ballard Power Systems, Inc. in 1987 and remained on its Board until 1998. He was also the Chair of MDI Mobile Data International Inc., a Director of MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. and six other public companies. He was a founder and is a director of Fuel Cells Canada and is Managing Director of the Canada/China Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Coalition.