Managing Director

Anup Jacob

Anup has been investing over 20 years in energy, water, and industrial technology businesses. He has served on multiple private and public company boards and chaired audit and compensation committees.

Prior to co-founding Activate, Anup was a founder and partner at several private equity firms including Masdar Capital (Managing Partner); Mubadala Capital (Associate Director); Virgin Green Fund (Founder and Partner); and Aqua-TPG (Partner).

He currently serves on several portfolio company Boards including Passport Labs, PosiGen and previously on Stem (NYSE: STEM), Volta (NYSE: VLTA) and Boosted (sold to Lime).

He has served at a national judge for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, the Financial Times/Just Means Social Innovations Awards, Zayed Future Energy Prize, the MIT Clean Energy Prize and keynoted at several conferences including the Norwegian Govt Enova Initiative, California’s BlueTech Valley, and addressed MBA students at Yale SOM & MIT.

Anup holds a BA in Economics (with honors) from the University of Chicago and is also on the non-profit board of Grid Alternatives, which aims to bring renewable energy to low-income homeowners.

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