Piva Capital Expands Team to Back Visionary Entrepreneurs and Transformative Industrial Companies Redefining Trillion Dollar Markets
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Piva Capital, a VC firm on a mission to back visionary founders and emerging technology companies transforming industry, today announced that Mark Gudiksen has joined as the firm's second Managing Partner and Roxanne Tully has joined as an Investor.
Founded in 2019, Piva Capital believes emerging companies need investors who are global, fast-moving, engaged, supportive, and connected. The firm takes a thesis-driven approach that includes using an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework to create value, having invested in 11 companies redefining trillion-dollar markets such as agriculture, manufacturing, chemicals, transportation, and energy.
Recent investments include Boston Metal, a company accelerating industrial-scale deployments of molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) technology for emissions-free steel, Solidia Technologies, a producer of low-carbon cement and concrete; 3D printing manufacturing solution Velo3D; biofertilizer startup Anuvia and Menlo Micro, known for reinventing the electronic switch.
Managing Partner Brings Over a Decade of Experience Investing in Transormational Innovation
"Mark was investing in the breakthrough technologies and the new business models necessary to solve climate change a decade before it was the 'thing to do,'" said Piva Capital founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Ricardo Angel. "We have now reached an inflection point: there is a significant opportunity to invest in great companies aligning with the planet and profit. His deep experience will spark our efforts to solve the most critical challenges in the industrial and energy sectors, which account for over 70% of greenhouse gas global emissions."
Said Gudiksen, "It is a genuine privilege to join the Piva team, not only because of my long-time relationship with Ricardo, but also because of the firm's exceptional talent and the fund's alignment with everything I've worked toward my entire career. Piva is the ideal place for me to continue to realize new ways to leverage technology and capital to invest in great companies working to solve some of our most important challenges."
Gudiksen was most recently a Co-founder and Partner of Circularis Partners, an investment firm focused on supporting technology-enabled companies that promote sustainability and increase resource efficiency. Circularis is a sub-advisor to the TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies (TPG ART) fund, which holds investments in industrials, agriculture, and energy, and of which Gudiksen was previously a Co-founder and Managing Director. Prior to joining TPG, in 2008, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Gudiksen received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University with expertise in nanotechnology and his B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University. His doctoral work in nanotechnology was widely recognized and was licensed as part of the founding intellectual property at Nanosys.
Roxanne Tully Joins as Investor
Roxanne is focused on identifying and supporting visionary entrepreneurs who are leading the world's major industries to a more sustainable and resilient future. Roxanne holds a M.B.A. from Harvard and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.
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