Judy Li

Vice President

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Judy Li

Energy Foundry

Vice President

Judy Li drives new investment activity at Energy Foundry, a Chicago venture fund that invests in early-stage cleantech startups. She oversees Energy Foundry’s annual 1,000+ startups deal flow pipeline to diligence and fund the best opportunities that deliver high returns and impact. She also supports portfolio companies and holds advisory roles with top cleantech incubators and accelerators. Prior to Energy Foundry, Judy conducted 100+ energy efficiency assessments and sold dozens of retrofitting projects for Verde Sustainable Solutions (now Verde: Energy Efficiency Experts). Before moving to Chicago, Judy was a Princeton in Asia Fellow with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing, where she worked with Chinese cities on sustainable urban development policy. Judy received her Bachelor of Science cum laude from University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in Environmental Science and Environmental Economics & Policy, and a minor in Energy Resources.