Sierra works with Elemental’s portfolio companies to position them for success in fundraising across the financing spectrum, from venture capital to non-dilutive grants. Beyond fundraising strategy, she provides tactical guidance on investor relations and board administration.

Outside of Elemental Excelerator

Sierra is an investor, board member and former executive and policymaker. Prior to her work with Elemental, she was a Partner at Lionheart Ventures, leading the firm’s investing in early-stage climate tech firms. Before Lionheart, she 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 2005, serving with the International Energy Agency and the Obama-era White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Climate Neutral and as an advisor to and investor in several phenomenal climate tech firms.

Sierra is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford, where she walked on to the women’s crew team. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and toddler daughter.