Adam de Sola Pool
CEO at Environmental Investment Partners
Startupbootcamp FinTech New York Mentor
Adam, is a Mentor, competition Judge and from time to time an Angel Investor in cleantech (energy & water) and hardware companies. Adam Mentors or Judges at MIT VMS, Techstars, Northeastern Venture Mentoring Network, CleanTech Open, MIT Clean Energy Prize, MassChallenge and others. As an Angel investor Adam is involved in CEVG, Launchpad, Walnut, MIT Angels, and Sloan Angels et al.
Formerly, as a venture capitalist Adam helped to start over twenty renewable energy and environmental companies in central Europe. He invested through Environmental Investment Partners which was funded by family and HNW investor money. Additionally, as the former Chairman of the AmCham Energy & Environment Committee he acted as a liaison between America and Poland on energy issues. Adam has been presented the Cleantech Investment Forum Pioneer Prize for his work in central Europe.
Prior to Adam’s environment and renewable energy investment focus he was President of NFI Fortuna (1995-1997), Senior Banker of EBRD (1992-1995), and an associate in Salomon Brothers’ M&A Department (1988-1992). Adam has a Masters Degree from the MIT Sloan School (1988), a BA from the University of Chicago (1981), and graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover (1976). Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Adam tries to inculcate a commitment to a triple bottom line (people, planet and profits) into all his energy and environmental infrastructure projects among which were the following selected companies (alphabetical order):
Beta Park (Bulgarian PV park), Continental Wind Partners (wind across central Europe), Detox (solid waste management in Slovakia), Esperotia (biogas in Poland), GazVest (gas in Romania), GoldenSun (Slovak solar equipment developer), Greenfield Wind (Polish wind developer), Korte (waste water Hungary), Lebz Wind Farm (wind farm in Poland), Organica (waste water Hungary), PolAqua (construction Poland), Praterm SA (district heating Poland), Prochem (engineering Poland), Somasdro (Croatian PV developer), Tallina Vesi (water Estonia).