The World is on Fire

  • Over 50 thousand square miles (> 30 million acres) of land was lost to wildfires in 2019. (Check out the 2nd graphic on this webpage)
  • The global temperature (trend visualization) in 2019 was 1.15C above the pre-industrial average temperature. More info here.
  • Current CO2 concentrations are higher than ever (> 410 ppm), compared to before the 1900’s (< 300 ppm). Daily updates here.

Let's Fix This Together

How I Can Help

If you are a founder working on a startup that will have a positive impact on climate change, I want to hear from you and help you (see below). Please take < 5 minutes to fill out this short intake form (you can access my calendly after you submit the form)!

  • Investment strategy – I am connected with 250+ investors, and I have spoken with and assisted over 300 startups with fundraising. Please fill out the startup intake form (above) to get access to my database of investors!
  • Visibility – I write for The Impact, a weekly cleantech Op-Ed newsletter written by analysts, founders and investors in the space. If you want to be considered for a piece, message me on LinkedIn what you are working on and why it is unique/innovative.
  • Accessibility – I run Innovate Climate, which is an online community centered around a bi-weekly newsletter that highlights startups to the broader climate and sustainability ecosystem (1000+ subscribers). If interested, please fill out this form (in addition to the intake form above).
  • Talent – I run Innovate Climate – Careers, which aims to connect job seekers with employers. The idea is to highlight job seekers and allow employers to reach out directly, and vice versa!
  • Consulting – I work with a few high quality consultants that offer a variety of services – finding and applying to grants, CEO networks, pitch deck and story telling support, and more!

If you are an investor funding climate positive businesses, reach out to connect!

  • Discover trending climatetech startups through Innovate Climate.
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About

My passion is at the intersection of sustainability innovation and business.

I have spent the last three years building relationships with investors and founders in the climate, cleantech, and sustainability sectors. I am connected with over 250 investors and have spoken with and assisted over 300 startups with fundraising. I am currently an independent startup scout and writer in the space (my full story/background can be found here).

I currently work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as a Product Manager for internal business software systems. At LLNL, I was previously a Nuclear Safety Engineer, where I performed risk assessments, and a Business Development Analyst, where I carried out market research and techno-economic analysis. Outside of my day job, I work with various climate incubators/accelerators (Cleantech Open, Techstars, Joules Accelerator, and For ClimateTech) and run The Impact and Innovate Climate – both are newsletters covering startups in the climate space. I am also currently a Principal at C3.

My other professional experience includes FreshRealm, where I supported a wide range of business operations to support customer success and business strategy. I hold a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and have completed coursework in energy innovation from Stanford University.

Where to Find Me

Innovate Climate is an online community centered around a weekly newsletter that highlights startups to the broader climate and sustainability ecosystem. Innovate Climate’s mission is to help startups succeed and create impact, specifically by providing visibility to others in the sector and facilitating introductions. Innovate Climate has attracted hundreds of startups and investors.

Innovate Climate – Careers is a weekly newsletter with the mission to make applying to jobs more personal. Innovate Climate – Careers directly connects job seekers with employers by facilitating email introductions.

The Impact is a weekly newsletter that provides analysis of emerging technologies, research, policy and trending news in the clean tech space in a short and informative way. The newsletter is written by analysts, founders and executives in the clean-tech industry with a mission to help inform and arm their readers with the tools to go out and make a climate positive impact.