Our Team

At One Ventures is not a team that sits by. Driven by insatiable curiosity, we geek out over the potential of technologies to tackle environmental challenges. We’re focused, and with that focus comes an energy that we direct into increasing compassion in the world. We care deeply about our founders and our companies. Together, we will heal our planet.

Tom Chi

Tom has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to designer to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He's played a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search, Google), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).

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Laurie Menoud

Laurie brings a decade of deep tech commercialization, company building, and venture capital experience to the team. She's played roles in the chemical industry (Solvay, BASF) and built a dozen ventures out of DoD research programs (SRI International). Biotechnologist by training, Laurie is an ecological transition advocate.


Helen Lin

Helen has worked across four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, N. America) merging and investing in companies (Baird, Houlihan Lokey), leading the digital transformation of multinational banking operations, and designing products to serve base of the pyramid customers (FINCA Impact Finance).  She loves a good puzzle and enjoys finding creative solutions to big problems.


Meryl Breidbart

Meryl is a designer (Amino Apps, Jopwell) and founder (Chirps) turned-investor working at the intersection of startups and positive impact. She loves working with founders and has helped dozens of startups on everything from pitching to hiring and everything in between. When she’s not thinking about entrepreneurship, Meryl spends her time baking and running (but not at the same time).


Luke Zhan

Luke has worked on researching and commercializing novel climate technologies and advising leading companies on their sustainability and innovation agendas. An economist and environmental scientist by training, he is driven to tackle our climate and ecological crises and enjoys bringing scientific rigor, systems thinking, and a clear focus on planetary impact to his work. 


Talks, lectures, and presentations

Green Biz • Mon Nov 04 2019

Making ecological regeneration imperative for tech


TEDxTaipei • Sun Jan 10 2016

Everything is Connected


Unreasonable • Wed Jun 13 2018

Why the Survival of Humanity Depends on Human Consciousness, Not Technology


Impact Money • Fri Dec 18 2020

Interview with Tom Chi: Can Business Be “At One” with Nature?