Dave Chen

Director at AppHarvest

Dave is the CEO and Chairman of Equilibrium. Dave leads the firm’s growth, strategy and investment product development. He serves on Equilibrium’s Board of Directors. Dave’s commitment to sustainability started with his work in venture capital, leading initiatives in regional economic development and participating in climate change policy development. In 2007, Dave saw sustainability re-shaping the basic economic sectors of the “Maslow hierarchy of needs” and creating economic advantage. Climate change was driving a rethinking of asset risk and value. In 2008, Equilibrium was founded to be a global leader in sustainability-driven asset management for institutional investors to deliver sustainable alpha and intentional positive impact for society and environment. Previously, Dave was a general partner at OVP Venture Partners (2000-2007). His investments at OVP included Intelligent Results (acquired by First Data), Net6 (acquired by Citrix), @mobile (acquired by Software.com), and @once (acquired by InfoUSA). Prior to OVP, Dave founded GeoTrust (acquired by VeriSign 2006), The Ascent Group, a global strategy consultancy firm; Vice President Marketing Mentor Graphics; Associate McKinsey & Company; and early team member Solectron (1978-1985).
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