As the climate tech investing environment continues to see extraordinary growth alongside policy initiatives such as the US Inflation Reduction Act and the EU “Fit for 55,” Clean Energy Ventures is excited to officially announce a strategic new hire on our investment team to support our growing portfolio of world-changing climate tech startups working to slash gigatons of carbon emissions.
Today, we are welcoming our newest Investment Principal Yi Jean Chow. A longtime climate investment veteran, Yi Jean will support deal sourcing, due diligence and post-investment guidance for CEV and its portfolio companies, while building the framework for sustainable ESG best practices.
“Yi Jean is joining us at a pivotal moment in our firm’s growth and in our efforts to help climate tech companies in the early stages of commercialization scale successfully,” said Clean Energy Ventures Managing Partner Daniel Goldman. “Yi Jean’s experience across the energy and ESG ecosystem will be critical as our team continues to scale our early-stage venture capital platform. On behalf of the entire Clean Energy Ventures team, we extend a warm welcome and look forward to our expanded work together and many shared successes to come.”
Leveraging more than a decade of experience in consulting and energy, Yi Jean has worked with dozens of climate tech companies spanning business development and product management, to developing partnerships and commercial contracts with international energy utilities. Her expertise will be critical as the CEV team continues to transform early-stage companies into market-leading commercial solutions.
Prior to joining CEV, Yi Jean served as an Investment Principal at Future Energy Ventures (FEV), the corporate venture capital arm of E.ON Energy, an international energy company. At FEV, she led the development of the fund’s Impact and ESG methodology and served as board director and observer for multiple startups within the energy and mobility sectors. Yi Jean has a deep understanding of industrial energy efficiency, building energy use, and DER integration, after spending years at various energy energy startups in Boston, New York and London.
Yi Jean said, “I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to join such a mission-driven team, where I can leverage my past experience across the energy ecosystem to support CEV’s end goal of backing the most impactful decarbonization solutions.”