An entrepreneur’s pursuit of disruptive technologies can seem like a long, lonely road

About Clean Energy Ventures

Having started and run multiple companies ourselves, we understand what it is like to be a climate tech entrepreneur.

At Clean Energy Ventures we’re beating back climate change through energy innovation. We fund disruptive, capital-light technologies and business model innovations that can reshape how we produce and consume energy. Each startup we invest in has the potential to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions between our investment and 2050.

Since 2005, our leadership team has invested in over 40 climate tech startups alongside our angel-investor partners at the Clean Energy Venture Group, prominent venture capital firms, leading OEMs, global materials companies, oil majors, and more.

Beyond funding, we provide hands-on guidance through dedicated leadership coaching, strategic marketing, IP development and active board participation. Our collection of 19 Venture Partners guide our startups and enhance our value with their deep technical and operating experience.

We're honored to be members & partners


Yi Jean Chow
Ted Dillon
Chief Operating Officer
Gil DiPrete
Director of Finance


Maude Hoffmann
Harvard MBA Intern
Ben Wisniewski
Harvard MBA Intern
Myisha Majumder
Tufts Fletcher Intern


Clean Energy Ventures has a deep bench of Venture Partners who, together with the Principals, represent decades of combined clean energy operating and climate tech investing experience. Our Venture Partners assess, build and mentor management teams at our portfolio companies to help them scale. The team holds over advanced degrees from MIT, Harvard, Cornell, Yale and other leading academic institutions and has been instrumental in creating and supporting the clean energy ecosystem.

Nora Mead Brownell
Venture Partner
Laury Saligman
Venture Partner
Gina Foote - venture partner
Gina Foote
Venture Partner
James Ellis
Venture Partner
John Bobrowich - venture partner
John Bobrowich
Venture Partner
Kedar Gupta
Kedar Gupta
Venture Partner
Cara Tobin - venture partner
Cara Tobin
Venture Partner
Jean Noel Poirier - venture partner
Jean-Noel Poirier
Venture Partner
Michael Herzig
Venture Partner
Wanda Reindorf - venture partner
Wanda Reindorf Venture Partner
John Harper - venture partner
John Harper
Venture Partner
Bengt Karlsson - venture partner
Bengt Karlsson
Venture Partner
John Owen - venture partner
John Owen
Venture Partner
Bill Brady
Venture Partner
Adam de Solar Pool - venture partner
Adam de Sola Pool
Venture Partner
John Keane Jr - venture partner
John Keane, Jr.
Venture Partner
Ben Chiger - venture partner
Ben Chigier
Venture Partner
John Santoleri - venture partner
John Santoleri
Venture Partner
Steve Kaufman
Venture Partner
Mitch Tyson - venture partner
Mitch Tyson
Venture Partner


Our Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) advises the Fund on portfolio company strategy, emerging technologies, and industry trends. The former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, serves as Chairman of the Fund’s SAB along with Members Dr. Ellen Williams, former Chief Scientist for BP and director of the DOE ARPA-E program, and J. Michael McQuade, former CTO of United Technologies Corporation.
Ernest Moniz - strategic advisory board
Dr. Ernest Moniz
SAB Chair
Dr. Ellen D. Williams
Strategic Advisory Board
Michael McQuade - strategic advisory board
J. Michael McQuade
Strategic Advisory Board


The Clean Energy Venture Group is our sister organization of clean energy angel investors.

The Group is a collection of seasoned operating executives with strong capabilities in the energy and environmental sectors. They are angel investors who provide seed capital and management expertise to early-stage clean energy companies as former executives, operators, entrepreneurs, academics and investors in the energy sector.

CEV and CEVG support each other in sourcing, scouting and diligencing deals. We often co-invest.