BVC Fund - Partner
Lina Constantinovici, MBA is a Founding Partner in BVC Fund — an early-stage impact investment fund, Founder of the Risk and Value Creation Institute — a think and do tank focused on aligning economic activity with our planetary systems, and StartupNectar - an incubator focused on commercializing biomimetic water, energy, and materials science technologies. StartupNectar was selected as a finalist in the NASA/SSV Showcase of Solutions for Planetary Sustainability in 2013. With over 20 years cross-sector experience focused on building an economy that creates conditions conducive to life, Lina has been a pioneer and thought leader in biomimetic innovation and commercialization, sustainability strategy advising for global brands like W Hotels and Walmart, sustainability standards design for the EPA, strategic foresight advising, and legislation towards the city’s zero waste goals at the municipal level through San Francisco Department of Environment. Over the past decade, Lina has worked with early-stage cleanthech ventures as a startup advisor, a mentor and judge for the Cleantech Open, and Advisory Board member for SXSW Eco’s Startup Central. Lina is a frequent speaker and university lecturer, and has developed curricula for macro-economic sustainability, systems thinking, entrepreneurship, biomimetic innovation, and impact investing.