Sara Chamberlain

Sara Chamberlain

Cofounder and Managing Director, Earth Foundry

Sara is Co-Founder & Managing Director at Earth 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 cutting edge companies including Advanced Diamond Technologies (acquired by SMIN), Azumo, e-Zinc, Intelihot, NanoGraf, Network Perception, Polystyvert, Tank Utility (acquired by Generac), and Volexion.

Prior to Earth Foundry, Sara built 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 is an advocate for the ecosystem and serves on the Investment Committee for accelerator Evergreen Climate Innovations, an incubator program at Argonne National Laboratory, and as an Executive-in-Residence at the Rustandy Center-Chicago Booth. Fortune recently recognized Sara as a Top Seed Stage Climate VC to watch, and in 2015 by Midwest Energy News “40 under 40.”

Sara currently sits on the board of Earth Foundry portfolio companies 3E Nano, Azumo, e-Zinc, Harvest Thermal, Polystyvert, and Volexion.

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