In addition to being Managing Director and Co-Founder of DaneVest Tech Fund, Phenomenelle Angels Fund, and the DaneVest and Phenomenelle Side Funds, Mr. Joseph Hildebrandt is also manager or partner of a number of other private investment entities. He brings over 35 years of extensive experience in business law, finance, securities, and venture capital.
Mr. Hildebrandt is a Partner Emeritus at Foley & Lardner, LLP, where he was founder and chair of the Emerging Companies/Venture Capital Team, and founder/co-chair of the firm’s national Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice. Mr. Hildebrandt has represented and counseled high tech, biotech and other rapid growth companies, structured over 350 private placement offerings, and personally invested in over 200 private companies.
In addition to his career at Foley & Lardner, Mr. Hildebrandt has been vice president of an investment brokerage firm, and manager or co-manager of several small venture capital funds or partnerships. He was Chair of Wisconsin/American Bar Association Sections and Committees, a co-organizer of the Wisconsin Summits on Venture Capital, and the drafter and/or editor for various publications or legislation for partnership, corporation, LLC, tax credit, and securities laws.
Mr. Hildebrandt earned both his BS in Finance, Investment and Banking and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his JD degree from Harvard Law School. He currently serves on eleven boards of directors.Back to