We need faster and more climate-tech innovation. For such technologies, it’s an especially challenging path from idea to first product to broad deployment. Solar PV, wind, or electric vehicles experienced long and arduous journeys that spanned decades and even generations. But why does…
This is Cyril’s second stint with RMI, where he is a Senior Principal with RMI Ventures. RMI Ventures is a new initiative focused on unlocking energy innovation by channeling capital and coaching to early stage companies with transformative ideas, and scaling them rapidly together with our global network of collaborators.
Cyril has held a number of positions in the cleantech and investment industries. Most recently, he was the US Cleantech and Energy Lead at IP Group, Europe’s largest VC Fund with over $1.5B under management. IP Group funds and spins-out high-potential technologies from partner universities and national labs. He was previously a principal in RMI’s China electricity practice. He led business development and strategy at INEOS Bio, company with a gasification/fermentation technology that converts biomass to ethanol. With DOE and USDA support, INEOS Bio built one of the world’s first commercial-scale advanced biofuel plants. Prior to INEOS Bio, Cyril was a strategy consultant focused on private equity diligence, energy, and financial consulting.
Ph.D., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A., Chemistry, Swarthmore College