Episode 18 / Nancy Pfund

Women Backing Winners

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About our Guest /

Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, environmental and economic returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests.


She is also the Founder of DBL Investors. As a leading player in the growing field of impact investing, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks frequently of impact investing.

Nancy currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; Farmers Business Network, The Muse, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Off-Grid Electric, Primus Power, and, prior to their public offerings, Tesla Motors and Pandora. She also served on the board of SolarCity from 2008 until its acquisition by Tesla in December 2016, on both the audit and compensation committees, and chairing its corporate governance committee.


Prior to founding DBL Investors, Ms. Pfund was a Managing Director in Venture Capital at JPMorgan, having started her investment career at Hambrecht & Quist in 1984.


Previously, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Corporation, the State of California, Stanford University and the Sierra Club.


Premieres / November 11, 2020   


Guest Links / 

  • Audio feature: smart finance for a sustainable food system (September 2020): Click here

  • The Impact 50 list (September 2020): Click here

  • Hawthorn Club Thought Leadership Series - Investing through Disruption (March 2020): Click here

  • She Made an Early Bet on Tesla. Here’s What Nancy Pfund Sees Now (August 2019): Click here

  • What impact investor Nancy Pfund is thinking about (August 2019): Click here

  • Renewables Are Driving Up Electricity Prices. Wait, What? (March 2015): Click here

  • Red, White and Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs (September 2012): Click here

  • What Would Jefferson Do? The Historical Role of Federal Subsidies in Shaping America’s Energy Future (September 2011): Click here

  • THE 2017 INAUGURATION: Empowering a Clean Energy Nation (September 2016): Click here

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