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Nancy Pfund

Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Man­ag­ing Part­ner of DBL Part­ners, a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm whose goal is to com­bine top-​​tier finan­cial returns with mean­ing­ful social, envi­ron­men­tal and eco­nomic returns in the regions and sec­tors in which it invests. Nancy is also the Founder of DBL Investors. As a lead­ing player in the grow­ing field of “impact invest­ing”, DBLhas helped to reveal the power of ven­ture cap­i­tal to pro­mote social change and envi­ron­men­tal improve­ment, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks fre­quently on this topic. Ms. Pfund cur­rently spon­sors or sits on the board of direc­tors of sev­eral com­pa­nies, includ­ing; SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) on both the audit and com­pen­sa­tion com­mit­tees, and is chair of the cor­po­rate gov­er­nance com­mit­tee; Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work, Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions, Off-​​Grid Elec­tric, Primus Power, The Muse, and, prior to their pub­lic offer­ings, Tesla Motors and Pan­dora. Prior to found­ing DBL Investors, Ms. Pfund was a Man­ag­ing Direc­tor in Ven­ture Cap­i­tal at JPMor­gan, hav­ing started her invest­ment career at Ham­brecht & Quist in 1984. Pre­vi­ously, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Cor­po­ra­tion, the State of Cal­i­for­nia, Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity and the Sierra Club. Ms. Pfund was recently fea­tured in 2016 Fast Company’s 100 Most Cre­ative Peo­ple in Busi­ness list; fea­tured #17 in the 2014 FORTUNE Inau­gural World’s Top 25 Eco-​​Innovators; is Chair of the Advi­sory Coun­cil of the Bill Lane Cen­ter for the Amer­i­can West at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity; a mem­ber of the Advi­sory Board of: the Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory (Berke­ley Lab); and the UC Davis Cen­ter for Energy Effi­ciency, and a Trustee of the National Geo­graphic Soci­ety. She has been a Lec­turer in Man­age­ment at the Stan­ford Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness and the Yale School of Man­age­ment; and is a C3E Ambas­sador to the U.S. Clean Energy Edu­ca­tion and Empow­er­ment Pro­gram, led by the U.S. Depart­ment of Energy. She is also a found­ing offi­cer and direc­tor of ABC2, a foun­da­tion aimed at accel­er­at­ing a cure for brain cancer. Ms. Pfund is the author, along with Ben­jamin Healey of the widely cited report on the his­tory of U.S. energy sub­si­dies enti­tled, “What Would Jef­fer­son Do? The His­tor­i­cal Role of Fed­eral Sub­si­dies in Shap­ing America’s Energy Future”, co-​​authored with Michael Lazar, “Red, White & Green: The True Col­ors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs”, co-​​authored with Noah Walker, “Ask Saint Onofrio: Find­ing What Has Been Lost in A Tale of Two Energy Sources”, co-​​authored with Anand Chhabra, “Renew­ables Are Dri­ving Up Elec­tric­ity Prices: Wait, What?”, and co-​​authored with Kristofer Holz, “The 2017 Inau­gu­ra­tion: Empow­er­ing a Clean Energy Nation”. Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthro­pol­ogy from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and her MBAfrom the Yale School of Management


Oak Investment Partners

Oak Investment Partners is a multistage venture capital firm and a lead investor for the next generation of disruptive growth companies. The firm focuses on investing in the information technology, internet and consumer, media, financial services technology, healthcare information and services, consumer retail and clean energy sectors. It was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Caspian Impact Investments

Caspian Impact Investment Adviser is an investment firm that gives advice and invests capital in socially responsible, multiple bottom line businesses delivering financial and social value. The firm invests in the food and agriculture, small business finance, microfinance, affordable housing, healthcare and clean energy sectors.


Impact Investment Partners LLP

CT Investment Partners advises the Carbon Trust on its clean energy venture capital investment activities and manages the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental. This role encompasses identifying appropriate investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, negotiating and structuring the transactions, and monitoring and managing the investments until exit.


Hemant Taneja

Hemant Taneja serves as Managing Director at General Catalyst. Prior to this, he served as a Board Member at Gusto. He is a Board Member at Angle Technologies. He is a Chairman and a member of Board of Directors at MySun. Previously, he served as Board Member at SynapDx. He is also an Investor at Snapchat. He invests in technology-intensive software, hardware and services in clean energy and internet communications. He is a Board member of Health Insight Technologies, Virtual Instruments, Highfive, Hunch, Lumenz, Modular Wind, Sand9, C12 Energy, Stripe, TuneIn and Stion. Before joining General Catalyst in 2002, he was a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Isovia, a Boston-based mobile software and applications company that was acquired by JP Mobile (MOT) in 2001. Taneja holds an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as a Board Member at Stripe. he also serves on Board of Fundbox.


Daniel Goldfarb

Daniel Goldfarb is a Co-Founder of and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Lendable. He is a Partner and head of Design Research at Greenstart. An expert at uncovering insights from customers and markets, Daniel deploys a diverse toolset to help startups better understand their customer's core needs and their competitive landscape. Daniel was previously Program Director at Americans for Energy Leadership in Washington, DC, a think tank and advocacy organization focused on increasing federal funding for clean energy innovation. Daniel has also served as an expert applicant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot Incubator Program. He holds a BA in Political Science and English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.


Josh Green

Josh Green is the founder and Managing Partner of Traverse Venture Partners, a leading investor in the rapidly emerging field of UrbanTech: innovative solutions that improve the economic and environmental performance of buildings. With an LP base that includes real estate owners, operators and builders, Traverse acts as a trusted innovation and sustainability partner, accelerating the adoption of proven solutions into the built environment. Josh has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry, as both an investor and operator. Prior to launching Traverse, Josh managed CCM Energy, an investment firm he founded in 2012 with CCM Group, a leading real estate company. Before CCM, he was a co-founder and the CEO of Verdeo Group, a leading clean energy project developer acquired by Sindicatum Sustainable Resources in 2011. Earlier in his career, Josh held various investment roles, including serving as a Director at Climate Change Capital, responsible for building and managing a global portfolio of low carbon investments for the firm’s $1 billion carbon fund, the Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, and a Vice President for Softbank Emerging Markets. Josh began his career working with some of the leading utilities in South America as a Consultant with Monitor Group. Josh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College, and currently serves on the boards of Generate Capital, Project Frog, Mercatus, Nextility, and Summit Power Group.


XMi High Growth Development Fund

XMi High Growth Development Fund is a venture capital investment arm of XMi Holdings and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The firm invests in Tennessee based small companies operating in the healthcare, clean energy, automotive, manufacturing, logistics, business services and technology sectors. Additionally, the firm also provides human resource services, procurement services, information technology, social and non-profit management, corporate finance advice and commercial real estate brokerage.



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