At Earth Capital (EC) we think globally, but have the added benefit of colleagues around the world who are experts in their local markets. We also strongly believe in promoting diversity, as an equal opportunities firm and have signed the UK Government’s Charter on Women in Finance. For more information visit our About Us page.

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Dr Jeffrey Feldman

Partner

Jeffrey has over 25 years as a successful technology venture capital fund investor and entrepreneur/operator. He has been involved in several sustainable investment projects since 2005 in the areas of energy management, food sustainability and AgTech. He was a key team player at Digital Media Capital and as a member of the founding team at Pequot Venture Partners.

He was also the Founder & CEO of a venture-backed broadband service provider, Founder & Managing Member of Primary Succession Capital LLC providing Interim C-level change management services, and Managing Director & Founding Member of Bulldog Innovation Group, a seed-stage venture fund.

Jeffrey has an MBA from Yale University and a PhD in Polymer Science from the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut.

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Erik Jansen

Partner & Executive Chairman

Erik has more than 20 years of successful technology investing experience, principally focused on private equity and debt. He co-founded the venture capital arm of Pequot Capital, a leading technology hedge fund. Following Pequot, he co-founded and was Managing Partner of RockRidge Capital, which actively managed investments in small-cap public technology companies on behalf of a major European bank.

He subsequently co-founded, and was Chairman of, ULTRA Capital LLC, an innovative investment firm focused on sustainable real asset projects in the growth sectors of energy, water, waste and agriculture. For the past decade, he has served on the Eli Whitney Investment Advisory Committee of Connecticut Innovations, the State of Connecticut’s venture and economic development fund.

Erik holds a BBA from Nijenrode, the Netherlands School of Business, and an MBA for the Edwin L Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.

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Jeff Nixon

Partner

Jeff is an entrepreneur, attorney, and investment banker who has created, financed and built over 30 technology companies over the past 30 years in the Internet, Nanotechnology and Cleantech industries. Started in 1997, Interactive Capital Partners (ICP) has helped finance and build companies based on disruptive technologies and business models that make people's lives better in the Internet, Nanotechnology, Cyber Defense and Environmental Sustainability industries.

Jeff has a BA in English from Colgate University and studied Law at the Boston University School of Law.

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Jill Watz

Partner

Jill has over 20 years of experience in energy and environmental technology, business and policy. She is a founder of Ascian Technology Advisors which advises early and growth-stage companies in the energy technology and natural resource sector.

Jill was a Venture Partner at Vulcan Capital from 2009-2014 (private group of Microsoft co-Founder Paul Allen, with over $10B AUM) - responsible for investment strategy, due diligence and portfolio management in the clean technology sector, with specific emphasis on solar, geothermal, nuclear, advanced materials, energy efficiency/smart grid technologies and emerging market distributed electricity generation.

Jill has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California – San Diego, an S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Technology Policy, Environmental and Civil Engineering.

Earth Capital North America currently trades as Stewards Capital