The Future of Climate-Tech Is Everything
TEDxBoston – Valerie Shen of G2 Venture Partners; Decoupling greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth is the greatest investing opportunity of our lifetimes. Exceptional teams applying emerging technologies to traditional industries are supporting a new type of green growth across sectors. This started with clean energy, and has expanded to include climate-tech across transportation, food & agriculture, manufacturing & industrials, retail, and much more to come.
Valerie Shen is Partner and Chief Operating Officer at G2 Venture Partners, overseeing all operational aspects of the firm and fund including fundraising / LP relations, recruiting / HR, fund administration, impact reporting, legal, compliance, and marketing.
Valerie holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude in Environmental Science & Public Policy and Earth & Planetary Sciences from Harvard University. She holds an M.B.A. and M.S. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, where she was a Siebel Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar. Prior to business school, Valerie was an analyst at Kleiner Perkins’ $1B Green Growth Fund, where she helped the team found G2. Before that Valerie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she worked across four continents, primarily on energy projects. She has also held positions at the U.S. Senate, X (Google’s “moonshot factory”), Goldman Sachs, Jane Street Capital, and The Wilderness Society.