Join us for a discussion with David Yeh, the Managing Director of 3x5 Partners, on impact investing, the 3x5 Graduate Fellowship, and upcoming trends in sustainability. Q&A to follow.
The conversation will be hosted by SIPA's MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program's Professional Development Committee. Register Here
About 3x5 Partners:
3x5 Partners, a growth-oriented venture capital firm, invests in and builds companies pioneering innovative solutions in the life science and natural resource sectors. They identify companies that reduce and evolve the consumption of the planet’s limited resources, including energy, food, waste, water, and other natural resources. They seek opportunities in the life-science sector to improve patient outcomes by developing innovations in biopharma and medical devices. 3x5 believes that these solution leaders will become some of the most valuable companies of the future. Learn more about 3x5 Partners here.
David Yeh (Managing Director, 3x5 Partners):
David is currently a Managing Director at 3x5 Partners, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in solutions to our global health and climate crisis located in Portland, OR. David's career spans global finance, innovation, and the Obama White House. At the White House, David aided the administration's effort to grow impact investing. He personally convened a $7 trillion event with the world's largest sovereign wealth funds to stimulate investment in the USA. He also helped run the world's largest sustainable infrastructure portfolio ($30 billion) that included some of the largest solar and wind power plants and Tesla. He founded the Presidential Executive program which recruits C-suite executives to solve national challenges such as the Western water crisis, investing in rural America, and cybersecurity.
Prior to his presidential appointment, David was a multi-asset investor in Beijing, London, and New York. In London, he worked at Generation IM's (Al Gore's co-founded fund). In China, David launched the strategy and business development for a $100bn+ energy efficiency lending public private partnership. David holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. At Dartmouth, David was a Reynolds scholar and Tucker public service fellow. He is a published author (e.g. Forbes, Wall Street Journal) and active speaker (e.g. Council of Foreign Relations and World Economic Forum). He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.