Join fellow alumni as we explore the future of e-mobility and its evolving investment landscape. From concerns about a glut in the market for passenger electric vehicles (EVs), the rise of EV delivery trucks, EV tax credit rules requiring increased U.S. domestic content, reliable access to high-speed charging, and alternative battery technologies, there is so much more for investors to consider than ever before.
Alex Mitchell (Lauder G'05, WG'05) is a seasoned investor at the intersection of cleantech and mobility. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the MIT Mobility Initiative and is also the author of the Su$tainable Mobility newsletter. Most recently, he was SVP at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), where oversaw startup recruiting, programs as well as venture capital investments and debt fund operations. Previously, Alex was with McKinsey, Toyota, World Economic Forum (WEF) and Peugeot (Stellantis). Alex holds a BA from Stanford, MA from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Russell Sprole (WG'11) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Virta Ventures. He has over 15 years of operating and investing experience across climate tech sectors and business models. He has invested in over 60 early-stage companies over the past six years, many in the e-mobility space including Treehouse, Plug, Amber, and Revolv. Most recently, Russell was one of the first employees and CFO at Full Harvest, the leading B2B marketplace for produce in North America. At Full Harvest, he helped scale the company from 5 to over 60 people and the company raised over $45 million in capital. Prior to Full Harvest, Russell was VP of Business Development and Business Operations at RePower through its successful sale to Soligent and VP of Strategy of Product at Admirals Bank, focused on the bank’s rapidly growing solar and home improvement lending business. Russell also led FP&A and Sales Operations at Stem (NYSE: STEM) during a critical early growth period for the company, which debuted on the public markets in 2021. Russell began his climate tech career at SunPower, where he developed and financed hundreds of megawatts of solar across all three business lines - utility, commercial, and residential. Russell holds an MBA from Wharton, a BA from Yale University, and is a CFA Charterholder.
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