Temple Fennell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Temple Fennell has more than 25 years of experience as an investor and founder of three companies that were funded by private investors, family offices, and institutional investors (New Enterprise Associates, Oak Investment Partners, Pearson Education and others). He serves on the boards of Rebound Technologies, Aqua Membranes, SunDensity and Leading Edge Equipment Technologies.


Prior to launching CEV, Temple was a full-time strategic advisor for Flagship Ventures, a technology firm that develops technology companies to solve global problems and transform large markets in the energy, water, food and human health sectors. Temple is a member of the Keller Family office, an active investor in late-stage venture and project finance deals in the renewable energy, sustainable food/agriculture, and waste-to-value sectors.


Temple is a co-founder and co-director of the University of Zurich (CSP)/Harvard/MIT education program “Impact Investing for the Next Generation”  that trains Next Gen family office members how to source, diligence and invests in impact focused funds. He was the co-lead that established the MIT “Visionary Investing” workshops that were conducted in China, England and the U.S. and is a member of MIT’s Sustainable Finance Group. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of Direct Investment Strategies at conferences including the World Economic Forum, CFA Institute, China Merchants Bank, Campden Wealth Conferences, Family Office Association and others. Temple began his career as a Management Consultant at KMPG in New York and as an analyst for leveraged buy-out firm, Clinton Capital Corporation. Mr. Fennell holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, an MBA as a MIT Sloan Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Zurich.

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