Founder and CEO, Elemental Excelerator
Dawn Lippert is Founder and CEO of Elemental Excelerator, a global climate technology investor and non-profit impact organization. Under Dawn's leadership, Elemental has invested in more than 130 startups in the energy, mobility, water, circular economy, and agriculture sectors, and those companies have gone on to raise over $7 billion in follow-on funding to date. In addition to leading Elemental Excelerator, Dawn is Founding Partner of Earthshot Ventures, a $80 million venture fund spun out of Elemental in 2021. Dawn is also Director of Innovation and Community at Emerson Collective, the investment and philanthropic platform led by Laurene Powell Jobs, where she advises on climate work and investing. Dawn currently serves on the Audit Committee of Climate Real Impact Solutions II and the Clean Energy 4 America board, and is a member of PRIME Coalition’s Investment Advisory Committee. Additionally, Dawn was a recipient of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award, was named a Grist 50 Fixer in 2019, received a 2015 C3E Award from the US Department of Energy, and served as a 2015 Omidyar Fellow. Dawn graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in environmental studies, and received her Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Management.