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Eli Mitchell-Larson is a social entrepreneur and impact investor working at the intersection of technology and climate change.
After training as a geochemist, Eli began his career at New Island Capital, a San Francisco-based impact investment firm. At New Island, Eli’s team deployed over $90 million across 14 deals, from utility-scale wind and solar assets, to an electric car components manufacturer, to large tracts of sustainably managed redwood timberland and organic farmland.
In 2016 Eli joined SunFarmer, a social enterprise that designs, deploys, and finances pay-as-you-go solar water pumps in Nepal to help smallholder farmers increase their incomes. As COO, Eli led SunFarmer's efforts to expand into new markets, agricultural initiatives at SunFarmer Nepal, and operations of SunFarmer US. Eli now serves on the Board of Directors of SunFarmer Nepal.
At Oxford, his research focuses on comparing strategies for reaching negative global carbon emissions and modeling the technology needs to achieve them.
Eli grew up in Maine, USA, and holds a B.S. in Geology & Geophysics and Environmental Studies from Yale University.