Sam started his career in the City working for top U.S. law firms. He specialised in the formation and regulation of Investment Funds, working on a number of high-profile launches. More recently, he focused on ESG products, and has advised on major carbon offset issuances.
Theo brings 15+ years of digital and financial product management experience. He started his career structuring and marketing financial products at JPMorgan. Theo bridged over to the buy-side as a fixed income product strategist at BlackRock before transitioning to digital product management. He most recently led product at Rated People. Theo holds an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from INSEAD.
Virginie brings 3+ years of experience in developing conventional and Deep Learning Computer Vision-based products from prototyping through to production. She has a broad range of experience working in startups with a positive environmental impact and likes to sharpen her skills by learning from peers in data science competitions or by participating in conferences. To distract her from window-shopping cheesemakers, talk to her about History or geopolitics.
Aga brings experience of bridging the gap between Data Science and Engineering in settings ranging from investment banks to tech companies. With 4+ years of experience working with spatial data, Aga is a regular contributor to open source humanitarian mapping projects. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a keen hiker and a drone pilot.
Hamid completed his PhD at Princeton University where he combined machine learning techniques with climate models to explore atmospheric behaviour around cities. After working at the Max Planck Institute for meteorology, he joined the University of Reading as a Postdoc where he worked on various projects including land use classification using machine learning, computer vision and satellite imagery.
Monica started her career in the biotechnology space, working in clinical trials for rare diseases, and consulting for 5 different startups in silicon valley. With a great passion for climate change mitigation, she then applied her science background to a MSc. degree in climate change, environmental science and policy at King’s College London, where she built and deployed air pollution sensors in India. A major foodie and avid traveller, talk to her about any country or cuisine.
Abhishek has 3+ years of industry experience in building state-of-the-art Deep Learning products. He specializes in Deep 3D networks, different sensor modularities, network quantization and optimization. Abhishek is an avid speaker and loves to contribute to the open-source community, a huge sports fan he watches everything and plays a few, an Athlete, a Real Madrid F.C follower.
Jess is a GIS and EO enthusiast bringing experience in product conceptualisation and implementation from her previous work with geospatial solutions and analytics companies. Her passion is the use of geospatial technologies in environmental applications, having also worked as a GIS analyst with a marine conservation NGO. In her spare time, Jess enjoys painting and (very) intermittent swimming.
Maren Pauly completed her PhD in Natural Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she investigated past environmental change in tree-rings as a means to understand thresholds and tipping points in the climate system. Maren brings additional experience in climate change disclosure from scoring at CDP, carbon emissions measurement and standards from her work at Beta Analytic as well as forest and wildlife conservation from technical bid writing at the Zoological Society of London
Simran became a data enthusiast while completing her Msc. in Physics. She brings 3+ years experience supporting data products from prototyping to deployment, and transitioning existing processes to production data pipelines. Previously a Data Scientist at the John Lewis Partnership, she has worked on search engines, queuing simulations, location planning and forecasting models. Outside of work, Simran can usually be found cooking, dancing or learning new instruments.
Annalise brings experience in commercialization and new product development as co-founder of a subsea remote sensing company. She is passionate about bridging disciplines to develop data-driven and scalable solutions to tackle climate change. Annalise is an adrenaline sports enthusiast and half decent potter.
Vitor has 10+ years of experience designing digital products having specialised in Machine Learning platforms and Data Visualisation. He strongly believes in the implementation of the design thinking process to build relevant products. His prime responsibility is to improve the user experience and turn complex data into clear information that helps stakeholders making unbiased and informed decisions. Vitor has an MA in Digital Management from Hyper Island.
Victoria has a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from McGill University. She has developed machine learning algorithms and software for AI companies, hospitals, and the European Space Agency. Victoria is passionate about applications of tech for social good and scientific discovery.
Simon brings 4 years of experience deriving insights from geospatial data, with a specialisation in satellite radar. Most recently he has been working at ICEYE, a space startup in Helsinki. He holds a Physics MSci from Imperial College London. In his spare time, Simon enjoys running and is training for a half marathon.
Sierra Peterson is an investor, board member, and former executive and policymaker. Most recently a Partner at Lionheart Ventures, she is now investing in early-stage climate technology companies. Prior to Lionheart, Sierra created and led corporate development teams for venture-backed financial technology platforms responsible for more than $3 billion in sustainability investment. She has worked in market-driven climate protection since 2004, serving with the International Energy Agency, the California Public Utilities Commission and the Obama-era White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. Sierra is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford and lives in San Francisco with her husband and young daughter.
Alex Roetter is an advisor and angel investor, as well as a venture partner at Moxxie Ventures. He funds and advises companies (from pre-seed to multi-billion dollar valuation), and works with them across engineering, product, organizational design, and other functions. Alex was previously the president at Kittyhawk, where he was responsible for all aspects of developing transportation solutions using the Flyer electric VTOL aircraft. He was the SVP of Engineering at Twitter, where he founded the revenue engineering team and grew sales from near zero to over $2B a year, then took over engineering and operations company-wide. Before that, he worked at a small wind power startup, and spent a number of years at Google in a variety of engineering roles. Alex holds an MS and BS from Stanford University in Computer Science, and an FAA Commercial pilot’s license.
Michael has been a board member and investor in a number of successful sustainability related businesses, most notably K Road Solar LLC in North America; and New Energy Finance (sold to Bloomberg). Michael is a Non Executive Director of the FTSE listed Jupiter Green Investment Trust plc, where he is Chairman of the board. Advisory Board appointments include the $400 million Toronto based water private equity fund XPV Water Partners LLP. Michael was a founding board member of the NTR Foundation in Dublin and in 2013, Michael joined the Governance board of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
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