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Dawn Lippert

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Dawn Lippert

CEO, Elemental Excelerator
Dawn Lippert

Dawn Lippert is Founder and CEO of Elemental Excelerator, a global climate technology investor and non-profit impact organization. Elemental has invested in more than 150 startups in the energy, mobility, water, industry, nature-based solutions, and agriculture sectors. These companies have gone on to raise over $8 billion in follow-on funding and have customers in all 50 states. Elemental has pioneered a new model for equitable climate technology deployment, centering social equity in companies' cultures, products, and deployments, and implementing 115 first-of-their-kind technology projects with startups in deep partnership with local leaders. In addition to leading Elemental Excelerator, Dawn serves as Founding Partner of Earthshot Ventures, a venture capital fund spun out of Elemental in 2021 and backed by Microsoft, John Doerr, Tom Steyer, and others. Dawn is also Senior Climate Advisor at Emerson Collective, the investment and philanthropic platform led by Laurene Powell Jobs. Dawn is passionate about scaling climate technology together with policy solutions and currently serves on the board of Clean Energy 4 America and as a C3E Ambassador for the Department of Energy. On the investing side, Dawn is a member of PRIME Coalition’s Investment Advisory Committee. Dawn was a recipient of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award, was named a Grist 50 Fixer, and served as an Omidyar Fellow. She is deeply committed to inclusion in technology, and in 2010 founded the non-profit organization WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy.)