who we are
Jeff is an attorney, investment banker, private investor and entrepreneur who formed Interactive Capital Partners in 1997. Jeff built his career on backing passionate teams with disruptive technologies and business models driving large scale positive change in the Internet, Nanotechnology, Cyber Defense and Sustainable Technology industries. Today, Jeff spends most of his time in the clean agriculture, food, water and energy space.
Jeff’s interest in Impact investing began in 1999 as an early angel investor helping build Foundation Source with software services veteran Doug Mellinger. Today, Foundation Source is the leading provider of services for over 1,400+ private foundations in collaboration with major private client groups such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Banc One, Wilmington Trust and Wells Fargo. Many of these families have been pioneers in allocating an increasing amount of their overall net worth to investing in companies capable of providing strong social returns along with reliable financial returns. Today this has developed into the $100+ billion Impact investing market.
Prior to founding ICP, Jeff was a General Partner at Southport Partners, assisting IBM with analyzing and executing venture capital investments in new consumer interactive services. Prior to that, Jeff was VP Business Development for Portel Services Network working alongside Hubert Schlafly, father of the cable TV industry as founder of TelePrompTer.
Jeff is a graduate of Colgate University in and Boston University School of Law. Jeff is a registered General Securities Principal with Terra Nova Equities, Inc. in New York City, a FINRA/SIPC registered broker/dealer where he holds Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses.
Erik Jansen has more than two decades of successful technology investing experience as co-founder of the venture capital arm of Pequot Capital; a leading multi-billion dollar U.S. registered investment adviser with $16 billion in AUM, and Chairman and member of the Investment Committee of Ultra Capital LLC, an innovative investment firm focused on sustainable real asset projects in the growth sectors of energy, water, waste and agriculture.
Erik is also a founding limited partner in and Senior Advisor to Alpha Venture Partners, a growth stage VC fund backed by several large families, including the Pritzker family in Chicago. Erik also currently serves on Investment Advisory Committee of Connecticut Innovations, the state’s venture and economic development fund. Erik is also a founding member of the Advisory Board of Boundless Impact, a premier market intelligence platform for Impact investors.
Before moving to the USA permanently in 1982, Mr. Jansen held positions with Philips and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Jansen holds a BBA from Nijenrode, the Netherlands School of Business, and an MBA for the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at SMU.
DR. JEFFREY FELDMAN
Jeff, is the Managing Partner of Primary Succession Capital. He served as the President of Everest Broadband Networks, Managing Director at Bulldog Innovation Group, SVPDirector and General Partner at Digital Media Capital, and as an Associate at Canaan Partners.
Jill has over 25 years of experience in energy and environmental technology, business and policy. She is the founder and Managing Director at Ascian Technology Advisors an investment advisory firm focused on business strategy, technology development, operational management and financing for early and growth-stage companies in the energy technology and natural resource sector. Before starting Ascian, Jill was a Venture Partner at Vulcan Capital from 2008-2014, a Seattle based private wealth management group with over $10B of assets under management where she was 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. She has served on or as an advisor to the boards of several early stage clean-tech companies and works as a technical and business strategic advisor to several venture, sovereign wealth and pension funds.
Jill spent ten years on the technical staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she held senior management and technical research positions and developed industrial partnerships in applied energy technologies directing multi-disciplinary research projects in the areas of oil and gas exploration and production, geothermal energy, energy storage and conversion technologies, alternative fuels and energy and climate policy. She also led programs in national security critical infrastructure protection and environmental remediation of DOE complex sites. Jill has served as a technical and policy advisory to several state and federal agencies and has worked internationally on energy and environmental technology transfer and deployment with USAID and private companies.
Jill has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California at San Diego and S.M. degrees in both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His first book, Natural Prophets
(www.NaturalProphets.com), an entrepreneurial history of the natural foods industry, was published by Rodale Books in 2014. His latest book, Pioneers of Promotion (www.PioneersOfPromotion.com), focuses on some of the marketing geniuses of the 19th century.
Joe was also a top marketing executive at other progressive brands, including Flexcar (now known as Zipcar) and Discovery Channel. During a richly varied 33-year career, he has been hired by, and worked directly with, some of the country’s most iconic business and sports executives – including AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, Whole Foods Co-Founder and CEO John Mackey, Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., Basketball Hall of Famer Dave Cowens, and legendary cause marketer Carol Cone.
Joe is a graduate of Brown University, and has an MBA from Yale University and served as the Robert A. Fox Executive in Residence at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Doug joined the Clarion Private Equity firm in 2013 as Managing Director and Head of Marketing. Previously, Doug was a Managing Director at Palm Ventures. Doug was the founder, CEO and Vice-Chairman of Foundation Source, the nation’s leading provider of outsourced services for private foundations, serving over 1,400 of the wealthiest families in the US, from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. He has been a career entrepreneur who has founded numerous companies including Enherent (formerly PRT Group), a global software development and services company which he established in 1989 and was CEO until 1999. Doug is a graduate of Syracuse University and is active in the philanthropic and civic sectors through volunteer and board positions and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Glen is a clean tech innovator focused on advanced material technologies that deliver profound breakthroughs in sustainability. He is the co-founder and president of PURETi Group; the global leader in light activated, air pollution reversal; a co-founder of Toledo Solar – an American manufacturer of thin film solar systems; and a co-founder of Omega Water Sciences –
“the water refinery” for the 21st Century. Glen has been a senior corporate executive in sales, marketing, product development and global sourcing for nearly 40 years. He is an active mentor and networker, and a former clinical psychologist, commercial fisherman, and “shoe dog”. Glen holds a BS degree from the U. of Pennsylvania and an MS in Clinical Psychology.
Having lived through many cycles and being aware of seemingly unrelated trends, Darcy has the keen ability to connect dots and to identify and effectively articulate emerging concepts and disruptive technologies early. Retired from investment banking, Darcy leveraged that knowledge to become a well-respected columnist on the topic of disruption, publishing over 100 articles on Forbes.com and over 1,000 investor reports. She is credited as a pioneer in Digital Media, with her research as the basis for the Economist’s Quarterly Survey on Digital Media. She has been interviewed on CNBC and Bloomberg, and has been quoted broadly in the financial press.
Darcy graduated from Brown University with an AB in Economics and then from The Wharton School with an MBA in Finance. Darcy currently serves on the Board of Governors, Board of the Brown Club of Fairfield County and Women’s Launch Pad for Brown University.
Tom’s early career included National Account Management at Sports Illustrated overseeing 40% of all advertising and work with all the major professional sports leagues.
A former professional soccer player, Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and advertising/public relations from Ithaca College in New York and was captain of Ithaca’s Varsity soccer team.