Episode 30: Nancy Pfund
On this episode, Jon Powers speaks with Nancy Pfund, Founder and Manging Partner of DBL Partners, a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, environmental, and economic returns in the regions in which it invests. They are a leading player in the growing field of impact investing, helping to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement.
Previous to DBL Partners, Nancy was Managing Director of Venture Capital at JPMorgan, and started her investment career at Hambrecht & Quist in 1984. She sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; Farmers Business Network, The Muse, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Off-Grid Electric, Primus Power, and, prior to their public offerings, Tesla Motors and Pandora. Nancy holds a BA and an MA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.