Sara Chamberlain

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Energy Foundry

Sara is Co-Founder & Managing Director at Energy Foundry, an early-stage venture capital firm which has backed some of the most transformative energy and cleantech companies.   Sara is the driving force of the firm, leading investment activity and actively building the fund’s portfolio companies, including Advanced Diamond Technologies (acquired by SMIN), Azumo, e-Zinc, Intellihot, NanoGraf, Network Perception, Polystyvert, Tank Utility (acquired by Generac), and Volexion.  

Prior to Energy Foundry, Sara built a government advisory practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and helped climate tech startups raise $300M in non-dilutive funding.  She also held roles with GE Energy and environmental consulting firm, GaiaTech.    

Sara earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an undergraduate degree from Emory University. She also holds a number of advisory roles including serving on the Investment Committee for accelerator Evergreen Climate Innovations, the Advisory Board for Chain Reaction Innovations, an incubator program at Argonne National Laboratory, and serving as an Executive-in-Residence at the Rustandy Center – Chicago Booth.  In 2015, Sara was recognized by Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40.” 

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February 1, 2023


The discussion will cover topics such as the current state of battery technology, the challenges and opportunities in this space, and the future potential for growth and innovation. Additionally, the panel will discuss what kind of companies and projects are currently attractive to venture capitalists and what kind of technologies are likely to be the focus of future investment.

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