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Earl Jones

Operating Partner

Earl is a recognized thought leader in the fields of water and envi­ron­mental services who specializes in growing technology-based orga­ni­za­tions. At DCVC, he focuses on investing in solutions that can transform the avail­ability, quality, and afford­ability of water resources around the world.

Earl previously served as CEO of Heartland Water Technology, where he developed innovative solutions for decon­t­a­m­i­nating and cleansing the world’s most difficult-to-treat industrial wastewaters. He also worked as Global Commercial Leader at GE Water and as a partner at Liberation Capital, a private equity fund focused on project finance for water, renewable energy, and resource recovery. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the US Naval Academy, a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Mass­a­chu­setts Institute of Technology (MIT), a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Earl co-founded and is Chairman Emeritus of the Northeast Water Innovation Network (NEWIN), which brings together stake­holders from industry, finance, academia and government to solve water resource challenges globally. Earl is proud to have served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force.