Adam de Sola Pool
Adam is an experienced VC and Angel investor, mentor, entrepreneur, and new technologies competition judge with 20 years of sector experience in clean energy & water & ocean technology companies. Currently, as an Angel Investor, Adam is a Partner in the Clean Energy Venture Group, a member of Launchpad Ventures, and MIT Angels and the Blue Angels (ocean technology). Adam Mentors & Judges at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Techstars, Northeastern University, CleanTech Open, & MassChallenge. Adam is on the Commercial Advisory Board of the International Nanotechnology Laboratory, the MIT Enterprise Forum Polska accelerator in Warsaw Poland, and the University of Wollongong (Australia) iAccelerate program.
Formerly, a CEO and a venture capitalist Adam helped to start over twenty renewable energy and environmental companies in central Europe. He invested through Environmental Investment Partners which was funded by family and HNW investor money. Among the companies he helped to start were Continental Wind Partners (as founding CEO and as an investment), Organica (water investment), Detox (circular economy investment), GazVest (infrastructure investment). Adam has been presented the Cleantech Investment Forum Pioneer Prize for his work in central Europe. Additionally, as the former Chairman of the AmCham Energy & Environment Committee, he acted as a liaison between America and Poland on energy issues.
Prior to Adam’s environment and renewable energy investment focus, he was President of NFI Fortuna (1995-1997), Senior Banker of EBRD (1992-1995), and an associate in Salomon Brothers’ M&A Department (1988-1992). Adam has a Masters Degree from the MIT Sloan School (1988), a BA from the University of Chicago (1981), and graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover (1976). Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Adam’s recent aquaculture-focused investments have included farm management tools and seafood product tracking technologies. In the High Seas Adam has invested in floating energy systems. Adam tries to inculcate a commitment to a triple bottom line (people, planet, and profits) into all his work. Adam lives in Cambridge MA USA and is a citizen of Portugal and the United States of America.