Mike Jackson: Venture Capitalist at EarthShot

Mike joined The Westly Group, a premier cleantech venture fund, as an associate. Over nine years, Mike learned all aspects of the venture capital business and worked his way up to partner, during which time, the firm raised over $400 million in AUM. Mike led ten cleantech investments, realized four successful exits including Simple Energy (merged to form Uplight); Honest Buildings (acquired by Procore); SCL Elements (acquired by Schneider Electric) and CREG, which went public and was listed on the Nasdaq. Of his remaining six investments, five companies are still growing and thriving with over $2.2 billion in follow-on funding. Mike served as Investor-in-residence at Elemental Accelerator, where he sourced portfolio companies and coached the senior teams of more than 50 ventures. He was a Developer-in-Residence at pioneering project financier Generate Capital, where he worked on numerous clean energy projects and financings.  Most recently, Mike launched Earthshot Ventures as GP in partnership with Elemental.

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