Investment Team

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James LoGerfo

Co-founder, Partner

Jim LoGerfo, Partner, has been investing in, advising and forming energy and environmental technology companies for thirteen years. His experience includes advanced materials, biofuels, biomass, energy efficiency, power electronics, renewable project development, smart grid technologies, solar power, water treatment and wind energy. Prior to Earthrise Capital, Jim’s background included energy technology equity research at Bank of America, private equity investment management at the General Motors pension fund, and investment banking and strategic consulting at BOVARO Partners and Vortex Energy. Jim received a BA in international studies at the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Areas of Expertise

Energy Production

  • Wind turbines
  • Fuel cells
  • Microturbines
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Solar concentrators

Energy Information Tech

  • Advanced metering
  • Analytical instruments
  • Asset optimization
  • Automation & control
  • Demand response
  • Energy trading software

Advanced Materials

  • Ceramics Polymers
  • Polysilicon
  • Superconductors

Power Conversion

  • Motors & generators
  • Power electronics
  • Power semiconductors
  • Voltage regulation
  • Uninterruptible power

Clean Fuels & Combustion

  • Biodiesel
  • Clean coal
  • Dual fuel systems
  • Onsite hydrogen

Energy Storage

  • Flywheels
  • Lithium-based batteries
  • Micro fuel cells
  • Ultracapacitors