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*Girish Nadkarni - President, TotalEnergies Ventures
Girish Nadkarni is the President of TotalEnergies Ventures, the $400m corporate venture fund of TotalEnergies SE, based in Paris. Prior to that he was the founder & President of ABB Technology Ventures, the corporate venture arm of ABB. During his 15-year career at ABB, Girish ran the global automotive business for ABBs Robotics Division & was global head of strategy & marketing for the Automation Division. Girish has also served as advisor to the World Economic Forum & was on the selection committee to choose the WEF Technology Pioneers for a number of years. Girish has been listed on the Global Corporate Venturing Power List 100 for the past 6 years.
*Monica Varman - Investor, G2 Venture Partners
Monica Varman is an investor at G2 Venture Partners & brings a unique perspective to the team, having worked with both incumbents in industries facing seismic shifts & also the companies disrupting those sectors. She was most recently a core member of the sustainability practice at McKinsey & Company, where she advised senior executives in the energy & infrastructure sectors on decarbonization & growth strategies. At G2, Monica focuses on investments in the circular economy, grid resilience, & food/agriculture sectors. Monica was previously part of the business operations team at Tesla, where she helped scale Model S manufacturing. She also worked at off-grid solar company Zola Electric, where she developed its distribution & logistics strategy in Tanzania & Rwanda.
*Carl Stjernfeldt - Managing Director, ArcLight Capital Partners
Mr. Stjernfeldt joined ArcLight in 2021 & has more than 20 years of investing & energy experience, across a broad set of investment stages & focus areas. Prior to joining ArcLight Mr. Stjernfeldt was Head of Corporate Development for Royal Dutch Shells renewable business in North America & was the US leader for the corporate venture unit. Prior to Shell he spent more than 15 years doing venture capital investments at Battery Ventures & Castile Ventures. Before his investment career, Mr. Stjernfeldt was a software developer, manager, & consultant.
*Daniel Hullah - Co-founder & Investor, Buoyant Ventures
Daniel Hullah has been investing in clean technology for the nearly two decades. Daniel currently serves as the Managing Partner at Buoyant Ventures. Previously, he served as a Managing Director for GE Ventures. , first at RockPort Capital, then as Managing Director of GE Ventures Energy practice. He has also held roles at National Grid, where he led venture capital activities & Solar Universe, a RockPort portfolio company, where he was VP Marketing Strategy & interim CFO.
*Michael Dolbec - Managing Partner, Momenta [MODERATOR]
For more than 30 years, Michael Dolbec has been an executive in institutional & corporate venture capital in Silicon Valley, & recently joined the management team at Momenta as a Managing Partner. Prior to that, Michael served as Executive Managing Director for GE Ventures where he lead investments for GE software focused on the Industrial Internet, big data, M2M & cybersecurity. Mike joined the GE team from LG Electronics, where he led venture capital & open innovation activities. Prior to that, Mike led the venture capital groups at Orange, 3Com, & IBM. Earlier, he co-founded an award-winning mobile internet startup which was sold to Earthlink. Mike began his investment career at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers & Greylock.