The rest of the 50 (in alphabetical order): Jesse Teichman, investment manager, Future Energy Fund, Chevron Technology Ventures

Jesse Teichman has been an investment manager for Future Energy Fund, a $100m vehicle operated by oil and gas supplier Chevron’s corporate venturing unit, Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), since the fund was launched in June 2018.

Barbara Burger, president of CTV, said in her nomination of Teichman: “Jesse is the ideal investment manager for our Future Energy Fund launched in 2018.  He has that rare combination of strategic view and domain knowledge of the space and the capacity and tenacity to see deals through to completion. We are lucky to have him.”

Focusing on disruptive energy technology in the power, mobility, emissions and analytics segments, Teichman sits on the boards of electric vehicle charging network operator ChargePoint and sodium-ion battery technology developer Natron Energy as an observer, after the unit had injected funding in November 2018 and January 2019.

After his 17-year sting as a lieutenant commander at the US Navy Reserve from 1992, he joined Chevron as a business development analyst for its emerging energy group in 2008, identifying emerging energy technologies and implementing relevant projects, before joining CTV in 2009 as the business development lead for emerging renewable technologies.

He became a power market adviser for Chevron’s gas and midstream business in 2013, analysing renewable and conventional power markets especially in Europe and Asia.

Prior to managing the Future Energy Fund, Teichman had worked for Chevron’s business development, power and production technologies division for nearly three years from October 2015, sourcing, backing and commercialising innovative technologies surrounding power generation and management and resource production efficiency.

During that time, he had also contributed to the annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency whitepaper for the chairman’s strategic planning committee.

Teichman holds a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering from US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point and an MBA with entrepreneurship and finance concentrations from the University of Texas at Austin’s Red McCombs School of Business.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.