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Kristen Rocca


Kristen is focused on climate and sustainability investments. 

Prior to joining DCVC, Kristen focused on climate investing as a Principal at Unovis Asset Management in Amsterdam, where she led frontier tech investing for the firm and was a core contributor to raising a €150 million fund. She was also a Principal at Atlantic Labs in Berlin, leading frontier tech climate investing. Before investing, Kristen worked across the energy sector in product development for nuclear, utilities, and automotive appli­ca­tions, and corporate sustain­ability, and later tran­si­tioned to sustain­ability consulting for inter­na­tional corpo­ra­tions. Kristen was the first hire at the startup Novameat, where she led growth strategy and fundraising efforts. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University with a special­iza­tion in polymer materials and manu­fac­turing, and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. 

Outside of firm activities, Kristen guest lectures at IESE Business School and serves as a mentor for several climate-related accel­er­a­tors. Her research has been published in the journal Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy.