Emily Kirsch is the Founder and CEO of Powerhouse and the Founder and Managing Partner of Powerhouse Ventures. Powerhouse backs entrepreneurs building the future of energy and mobility. We connect startups, corporations, and investors to enable an energy and mobility system that is decarbonized, democratized, and digitized. Powerhouse Ventures invests in seed-stage startups changing the way we power our world.
Emily is the Founder and host the GTM podcast Watt it Takes and serves on the Advisory Boards of Renu Ventures and USF’s Master’s of Science in Energy Systems Management. Emily also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Advanced Energy Technologies Council, is on the board of Station A and is on the Investment Advisory Board of NYSERDA.
In 2017 Emily received the Entrepreneurship Award from C3E, a partnership between the United States Department of Energy, Stanford, and MIT to highlight women’s leadership in clean energy. In 2019 Emily was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Her work has been cited in Bloomberg, The Guardian, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.