Peter Gajdoš joined Presidio Partners in 2013 and focuses on investments in energy technology and biotech, as well as managing firm’s public portfolio. Peter serves as a knowledge resource in agriculture, solar, water, 3D printing, material technologies, and energy storage. He supports entrepreneurs to take the next step in going from an early stage company through the pre-IPO process all the way to making a company a large, well performing publicly listed corporation.
Peter was involved in Presidio’s efforts backing Auspex (NASDAQ: ASPX) and Ardelyx (NASDAQ: ARDX) in their IPOs. Peter has also served as a board member at Arcadia Biosciences, CNano Technology, Reel Solar (acquired by a Chinese strategic investor), Neos Therapeutics (Observer), Exela Pharma Sciences (Observer), and Wildcat Discovery Technologies (Observer).
Peter began his career at JP Morgan in New York, where he advised on M&A and IPO transactions for small and large energy companies in North America and Latin America. He then joined Virgin Green Fund in London, a fund backed by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, investing in growing renewable energy and resource efficiency companies in Europe, Israel and North America. Peter helped managing 11 companies at Virgin Green Fund and learned valuable lessons on capital efficiency, economic cycles, and operational and entrepreneurial excellence. Having worked at Warburg Pincus and Silver Lake Kraftwerk in the recent past, Peter is now applying best practices managing a diverse portfolio at Presidio Partners.
Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Finance from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to his work at Presidio Partners, Peter is a founder of the GBE Foundation, a non-profit educational initiative in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and has also participated in a Haitian-American non-profit organization focused on economic relief in Haiti. When he is not chasing balls on a soccer field or his two little boys in one of San Francisco’s parks, Peter loves to delve into discussions on education, solar technologies, and generally anything that solves significant environmental issues.