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 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).
Laurie brings over 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 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 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 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.
Lisa has been working with startups and their founders for over ten years now helping them scale their teams and strategize about the best ways to hire. Very passionate about recruiting the right people for the right roles and in turn having honest and direct conversations with candidates as well as the hiring teams. With a bias towards action and transparency, Lisa believes in addressing sticking points upfront in order to save everyone time.
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