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Ion Yadigaroglu

Managing Partner, Capricorn Investment Group LLC

Master’s in Physics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland; PhD in Astrophysics, Stanford University. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University. Has been Managing Partner at Capricorn Investment Group since 2004; Early investor in iconic technology companies including Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, QuantumScape and Saildrone. Capricorn was born from the desire to demonstrate the huge investment potential that resides in breakthrough commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and as such is one of the original impact investors. Formerly: Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bivio, a software start-up in Colorado; the second employee of Olsen & Associates, a foreign exchange analytics company; Director with Koch Industries, executing a range of acquisitions and investments.