Speaker: Mike Dorsey, Bay Area Growth Fund

Michael Dorsey, co-founder of Bay Area Equity Fund and Bay Area Growth Fund and former partner of the Westly Group visited campus in 2014 and shared his deep experience on how venture capital can be used to achieve significant financial and environmental returns. A Silicon Valley insider, Dorsey turned from his 20 year tenure as an investment banker into a serial co-founder of highly successful impact funds. Mike co-headed the Bay Area Equity Fund, a $75 million double-bottom line venture capital fund focused mostly on cleantech investments. His cutting edge sustainability-focused investees including Tesla Motors, SolarCity, Powerlight and Pandora.