Marianna Grossman, Minerva Ventures
Marianna Grossman is founder and managing partner of Minerva Ventures, a consultancy focused on solutions for a resilient future. Minerva guides clean tech startups in water, energy, remediation, finance and climate analytics. She is also the acting Executive Director on the organizing team of the Silicon Valley Simulation Center. She previously, she led Sustainable Silicon Valley, and had corporate roles in the automotive, computer and semiconductor industries. She serves on California Climate Adaptation and Resilience Action Plan Technical Advisory Group for Governor Brown; Boards of Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; California Congress of the International Living Future Institute; Climate Music Project; and, advisory council for climate action for the City of Palo Alto. She earned a BA cum laude, with distinction in Policy Studies from Dartmouth and an MBA from Yale School of Management. She specializes in bringing people and institutions together across sectors to collaborate, invent and implement solutions that enhance sustainability, build resilience and address the consequences of climate change.