Blue City Capital - VP
Jeremy Adelman is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has worked internationally as a venture capitalist, partnered with global corporations on innovation strategy, and coached numerous entrepreneurs and innovators on building partnerships, raising capital, and bringing cutting edge technology to market. He recently relocated from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX to start his next venture—currently in stealth mode.
As Vice President and Co-Founder of Energy Foundry an early-stage, energy-focused, venture capital firm, Jeremy was active in all phases of the investment process and led the firm’s strategy for building Chicago’s energy innovation ecosystem. He co-founded Coalition:Energy, one of the country's first energy focused co-working spaces, and acted as Managing Director of the Smart Grid Cluster, an energy-tech startup acceleration platform for promoting regional growth and economic development. These efforts were recognized by U.S. Small Business Administration Head, Maria Contreras-Sweet, as an “inspiration to the entrepreneurial spirit of the Nation.”
Jeremy has increasingly worked internationally with energy corporations, NGOs and foreign governments, like France, Holland, Israel and Germany, to create new global initiatives that foster energy innovation, trade collaboration, and the development and growth of smart cities.
He launched his career in Boston, where he managed an executive forum of hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs – the thought leaders who built the technology dot.com boom of the late 90’s. Following this experience, he helped found the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) in Washington, D.C., an organization which brings together universities, federal labs and the venture community to support university startups. During his tenure in Washington, D.C., he also pioneered the creation of university-affiliated angel investor groups.