Mr. Rothstein is an entrepreneur with a track record of success and a pattern of identifying ideas and concepts with value - investing in, operating, managing and developing those ideas as a business, and then executing with often notable exits.
He brings his investment-banking expertise to the challenge of seeding innovative start-up and early-stage companies and then driving new, cutting-edge technological, and proprietary end- products to commercialization. He has played an active role in shaping strategies, defining missions and formulating management teams in order to position companies for exceptional growth.
Notable achievements include:
- Founded H Power Corp., a company specializing in fuel-cell development and serving on its Board of Directors from July 1996 through April 2000, at which time the Company commenced its initial public offering, raising over $100 million with a market cap of just under $1 billion for it’s NASDAQ listing.
- Partner and advisor to EOTech Inc., a defense company and military contractor. In 2002 a syndicate, including Mr. Rothstein, purchased the company for approximately $1.5 million and in 2006 sold to L-3 Communications, a major defense contractor, for over a $55 million cash purchase.
- Mr. Rothstein is a Co-founder and advisor to Intellectual Patents Inc. (IPI), a “launch pad” platform company which funded and developed Aptiviti - a majority owned subsidiary of IPI, where he is also currently Chairman. IPI which was originally funded at $3.00 a share, holds a one for one shareholding in Aptiviti. Aptiviti with its divisions ETR, VENN, RAMP and ETR Plus recently closed, independent of IPI, an institutional fundraising at $7.00.