John Chiles: Screening & Due Diligence Co-Chair

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“We must fund the world we want to see. John was born in raised in the Ozarks of Missouri, where he studied biology and math at Missouri State University. The middle of seven kids, and son of a clean tech entrepreneur, he was exposed to sustainably-minded businesses from an early age. This passion led him through a diverse range of working experiences: running an off the grid hydro-electric plant in Washington state; founding a sustainability organization at his alma mater;  green building in Oregon and Missouri; and, finally, an MBA in sustainable business and finance at Pinchot University. He is beginning his second year as a teaching fellow at Pinchot where he shepherds first-year MBA students in the joys of business modeling, pitching and learning Microsoft Excel.

John is thrilled to help screen and fund innovative clean tech startups with Element 8 and to learn from the many entrepreneurs and investors of this organization. He has been active in the Element 8’s Due Diligence teams since 2013.

“I firmly believe that we must fund the world we want to see. Element 8 is a key catalyst in making sustainable vision become concrete reality.”

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