Founder, Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Board of Trustees, National Geographic Society
DBL Partners: National Geographic
Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests. As a leading player in impact investing, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, with over a decade of delivering first bottom line returns and unmatched leadership in sustainability IPO companies including the 1st EV IPO of Tesla Motors in 2010, the 1st Rooftop Solar IPO of SolarCity in 2012 and the 1st Circular Economy IPO of The RealReal in 2019. Ms. Pfund writes and speaks frequently on the field of impact investing and has been awarded the Earth Day Network 2018 Climate Visionary Award, appearing on Fast Company’s 2016 List of Most Creative People in Business, and the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award by The Commonwealth Club. In addition to her corporate board seats, Ms. Pfund sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the National Geographic Society.