Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors, 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. 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.
Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), Solaria, BrightSource Energy, Primus Power, Eco.logic Brands, EcoScraps, OPx Biotechnologies, and Powergenix.
Ms. Pfund is also a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency; member of the Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University; member of the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) board of directors; member of the Advisory Council of the Milken Institute’s Center for a Sustainable Energy Future; a C3E Ambassador to the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Program; and is a founding officer and director of ABC2
Ms. Pfund is the author, along with Benjamin Healey of the widely cited report on the history of U.S. energy subsidies entitled, “What Would Jefferson Do? The Historical Role of Federal Subsidies in Shaping America’s Energy Subsidies” and co-authored with Michael Lazar, “Red, White & Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs”.