Paul Watson

Speaker

Climate Impact Capital - Venture Partner

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Quick Bio

Paul began his entrepreneurial and venture capital career advising technology start-up companies for municipal, national and university-based business incubators just after the tech recovery in early 2000. He has over 15 years of experience in private equity and venture capital with a primary focus on technology commercialization and managing early growth.

Prior to Climate Impact Capital (CIC), Paul managed a portfolio of biotech, healthcare, information technology, and environmental science companies with Hermes Investment Group. Paul continues to mentor and advise these companies as they grow by enhancing financial models, expanding business strategy, market execution plans and raising growth capital. Prior to his work in the United States, he spent seven year’s overseas working in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, market research and operational strategy in countries including China, India and Mexico. He continues to advise several boards of private startups and executive management teams to expand sales growth, optimize global distribution networks, and maximize corporate value.

In addition to Paul’s Venture Partner role at CIC, he is also CEO of Digitech Venture Capital Fund, Managing Director of Hermes Investment Group, a Kiva Zip trustee, advisory board member of the University of Houston Bauer Microfinance and SURE Program and an avid sports and outdoor enthusiast. He holds a BBA in Finance, minor in Spanish, and also speaks Mandarin Chinese.


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