Speaker - Nancy Pfund

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Nancy Pfund is a Managing Partner of DBL Investors. DBL Investors is a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions in which it invests. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of a number of private companies, including Tesla Motors, Pandora Media, BrightSource Energy, Solar City and Solaria.

Previously, Ms. Pfund was a Managing Director at JPMorgan. Ms. Pfund joined JPMorgan (then Hambrecht & Quist) in 1984 as a securities analyst and later joined its venture capital department as principal and then Managing Director. Ms. Pfund also built and directed H&Q's external affairs and philanthropic programs from 1996 to 2001. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Corporation, Stanford University, the State of California, and the Sierra Club. In 1988, Ms. Pfund was appointed as a charter member of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.

In 1999, Ms. Pfund was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Congressional Web-Based Education Commission. Ms. Pfund is a member of the board of directors of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), a not-for-profit fund that invests in companies pursuing alternatives to a fossil-fuel dominated economy, and is a founding officer and director of ABC2, a foundation aimed at accelerating a cure for brain cancer. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency and has been appointed as a member of CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simons’ New Directions Program for the Future of California Utilities.

Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthropology from Stanford University, and her MBA from the Yale School of Management.

3 Programs

Social Enterprise

09.21.12 | 01:11:54 min | 0 comments

Keeping California Competitive in a Flat World

07.13.10 | 01:11:25 min | 6 comments

Fighting Climate Change

11.27.07 | 01:03:17 min | 2 comments