Born in Cape Town, Shaun is a partner at Urban Us, the leading venture fund focused on making city life better invested in startups like One Concern, Starcity, Onewheel, and Rachio. Shaun helped build govWorks, Starmedia, and MediaSentry and funded companies like ZocDoc, Refinery29, Trialpay, and Skycatch. Shaun went to MIT, where he studied Computer Aided Design, and the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, where he wrote his thesis that became Crowdstorm, his first book. Shaun lives in Los Angeles with his wife, artist Andrea Nhuch, and two kids, Max and Oli. If he’s not with his family or working on Urban Us, you might find him voiding a warranty.
Associate Director, Investments, Sidewalk Labs
Mike Delucia is an Associate Director of Investments at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, Mike was a Vice President at Macquarie Bank, where he financed power, clean technology, and other energy companies. Previously, he was an associate at Nereus Capital, a fund investing in sustainable infrastructure in South Asia. Mike began his career at JP Morgan covering biotech and healthcare services companies.
He graduated from Brown University, where he studied economics and philosophy. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, music, and board games.
Director Demonstration Projects, Customer Energy Solutions
Margarett Jolly collaborates with technology leaders to develop strategic technology and policy solutions for the grid, and its customers and participants. Her professional and personal background provides her the technical and policy tools, partnerships and passion that are making the grid a better place. She is recent Director of R&D at Con Edison and currently Director Demonstration Projects in the Customer Energy Solutions organization that solicits, develops, demonstrates, and scales new ways of doing business. These include customer facing business models for storage, solar, rate design, low and middle income customers, and web portals to connect residential and commercial customers with new energy management tools.
Margarett graduated from New York City Technical College in 1993 and from the Cooper Union in 1997 with a BE in Mechanical Engineering. A licensed Professional Engineer in New York State since 2004, Margarett serves on the Boards of NYBest, Green City Force and Grid Alternative Tri-State and is Advisor to the Urban Future Lab.
Partner, Generation Investment Management
Lila Co-Heads Generation’s Growth Equity strategy, helping to scale sustainable solutions businesses. Previously, Lila was a Director of Finance & Development at VolunteerMatch and a consultant for clients such as Save the Children (YouthNoise). Prior to joining VolunteerMatch, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Southern Chile where she worked on community-based forestry and conservation projects. Lila serves as a Board Director for CiBO Technologies, Recyclebank, and Seventh Generation’s Social Mission Board, and a Board Observer for Optoro and Toast.
Lila received a BA in English and Latin American Studies from Stanford University and an MBA from the London Business School. Lila is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and speaks fluent Spanish.
Partner, Energy Impact Partners
Sameer has 9 years of experience in the power and clean-technology sectors in various capacities, which include investing as well as M&A investment banking. Prior to joining EIP, Sameer spent five years at Evercore Partners as a Vice President in the firm’s Power & Utilities M&A practice. While at Evercore, he advised clients on several key M&A transactions totaling over $15 billion in enterprise value. Prior to joining Evercore, Sameer was an analyst at GE Energy Financial Services for three years, focusing on venture capital and renewable energy investing across the Power and Clean Technology sectors. Sameer has a dual degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Florida.
Director of Energy Service Product Development, New York Power Authority
Guy Sliker is the Director of Energy Service Product Development at the New York Power Authority, the nation's largest state-owned power organization. Guy has been working in the distributed generation and renewable energy fields for 20 years, primarily with public and private electric utility companies. At his current position at the New York Power Authority, Guy is responsible for the implementation of the company's product development activities related to distributed energy resources. Guy has a BA in Economics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Massachusetts.
Investor, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Kyle is an investor and company builder at Breakthrough VC and former investment Principal at In-Q-Tel (IQT). Previously, Kyle was CEO and co-founder of Liquid Light (acquired 2016), a company developing technology to make materials from carbon dioxide. While at Liquid Light, Kyle built the team, raised $25 million to finance operations, closed development agreements with Coca-Cola and BP, co-invented the core technology, and propelled the company to leadership in the CO2 utilization space. He also serves as an Executive in Residence for Columbia Technology Ventures and is an advisor or board member for multiple companies and organizations supporting entrepreneurs.