Founder & CEO
“While technology has half the solution, the community brings the other half. If we invest with this knowledge, we will be able to decarbonize faster, center equitable solutions and be better investors.”Connect on LinkedIn
Dawn Lippert is Founder & CEO of Elemental Excelerator, a global climate technology investor and nonprofit impact organization.
Under Dawn’s leadership, Elemental has invested in more than 150 startups in the energy, mobility, water, industry, nature-based solutions and agriculture sectors, and those companies have gone on to raise over $8 billion in follow-on funding. Elemental has pioneered a new model for equitable climate solutions that centers social equity in companies’ cultures, products and technology deployments. Over half of Elemental’s portfolio companies are serving customers in low- and moderate-income communities, and two thirds are working with community-based partners. Dawn has shared insight on climate investing and the energy transition in the Economist, Politico, Bloomberg TV, Axios Pro, TED, Yahoo! Finance Live, Canary Media and more.