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ABOUT POWERHOUSE

Powerhouse connects startups, corporations, and investors to create an energy system that is decarbonized, decentralized, democratized, and digitized. Every year, Powerhouse connects hundreds of clean technology startups to industry leaders and investors.

Powerhouse Ventures is a network-driven venture fund that backs entrepreneurs building the future of energy and mobility.

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People


ABOUT POWERHOUSE

Powerhouse connects startups, corporations, and investors to create an energy system that is decarbonized, decentralized, democratized, and digitized. Every year, Powerhouse connects hundreds of clean technology startups to industry leaders and investors.

Powerhouse Ventures is a network-driven venture fund that backs entrepreneurs building the future of energy and mobility.

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EMILY KIRSCH, FOUNDER & CEO

Entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. Worked with former advisor to President Obama & CNN host, Van Jones on clean energy projects across California. Serves on the board of Station A, advisory board of Renu Ventures, and Investment Advisory Board of NYSERDA.

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Emily Fritze, Director of Strategy & Business Development

Strategic partnerships, programming, and business development. Former Senior Director for Energy & Environment in the Office of Cabinet Affairs at the White House, Special Advisor to ARPA-E, and policy aide to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  

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Marie Thompson, Director of Programs & Senior Ventures Associate

Management and strategy for Powerhouse’s signature programs. Sourcing and diligence for Powerhouse Ventures. MBA from Berkeley Haas, formerly in strategic planning at Apache Corporation and sales strategy at Bloom Energy.

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Rohit Gawande, Business Development Manager

Business development, corporate partnerships, and support for Powerhouse Ventures. MBA from MIT Sloan, MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Formerly in investing and impact evaluation at Acumen in Nairobi, Kenya and NYC, and emerging markets at Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

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Alexandra harbour, Ventures Associate

Sourcing, diligence, and admin for Powerhouse Ventures. Portfolio engagement and support post-investment. Formerly with the Boston University Venture Accelerator and Corporate Partnerships at WWF-Sydney. 

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Ry Storey-Fisher, Engagement Associate

Marketing, communications, and events for Powerhouse. Engagement with clean energy startups and entrepreneurs. Formerly with the Global Climate Action Summit, Volta Charging, and Scoop.

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Experts

Powerhouse experts represent some of the most notable leaders in the clean energy industry. Experts advise, support, and partner with Powerhouse startups building the next generation of clean energy technologies.

Experts


Experts

Powerhouse experts represent some of the most notable leaders in the clean energy industry. Experts advise, support, and partner with Powerhouse startups building the next generation of clean energy technologies.