Advisor, investor, professor and author focusing on climate technology and investment around the world
I am a specialist in climate technology and investment in emerging markets, focusing on venture capital, entrepreneurship ecosystems, and climate finance, among other sectors.
I have spent my career working with development finance institutions, impact investment firms, and technology startups, including the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Schmidt Futures, Clean Energy Venture Group, the United Nations, Oxford University, the World Wildlife Fund, Wamda, Ashoka, and Mercy Corps.
I am the founder of the Climate Tech Bootcamp, a global platform supporting early-stage founders, and a co-founder of Riffle Ventures, a company supporting the creation of high-impact venture studios.
I have advised governments on their climate tech and climate finance strategies, and am also an investor in multiple climate-tech startups. I have also helped to build funds and technology ecosystems in a range of countries, including Jordan, Greece, Serbia, Singapore, Oman, Ukraine, Egypt, Japan, Kuwait, Iraq and Bangladesh.
I am currently a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and an On Deck Climate Tech Fellow. I was also a Fulbright Fellow, and a Fellow at New America Foundation, and am also an adjunct professor at George Washington University.
My work has been featured or cited in SSIR, WEF, McKinsey, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Innovations Magazine (MIT), Al-Jazeera, World Bank, United Nations, Brookings, and Wharton publications, as well as university curricula and books.
I have an MBA from INSEAD, an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a BA from Bowdoin College.
Who I've worked with
A selection of the organizations I have worked with over the years
VC and startup activity
I am an active investor and advisor to startups, often with a focus on climate and education
Where I've published and been cited
I publish frequently on topics of technology and innovation in the development and impact space, and my work has been featured in or cited by the below publications, among others.
5 areas where VC's can play an outsized role in addressing climate change
The Evolution and State of Singapore’s Start-up Ecosystem.
Work cited in report on VC in MENA.
Country Insights: Exploring Trends and Challenges to Scale for Entrepreneurs in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE
Work cited in report on MENA entrepreneurship
Arab Human Development Report - Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality
How to make clean-tech start-ups a success in MENA