In this version of the View video series, Fairview Partner Alan Mattamana interviews Carmichael Roberts, Ph.D., Co-founder & Managing Partner of Material Impact. Material Impact, which focuses on venture capital investments in the materials science category, is one of the most unique venture capital firms in the industry. Dr. Roberts shares his personal history, how Material Impact is investing during the pandemic, and diversity among entrepreneurs and capital allocators. In addition, he touches on the diversity of the team at Material Impact, raising his first fund, and Breakthrough Energy.
Select clips and the full interview can be found below.
What are some aspects of your personal history and background, and how did that pave the way to founding Material Impact?
How has Material Impact’s strategy fared and/or evolved during the pandemic?
What was it like raising Material Impact Fund I as a diverse manager?
How did Breakthrough Energy come about, and where are you with the initiative today?
Watch the full interview here: