Libby Wayman

Investment Partner, Breakthrough Energy Venture

    Libby Wayman is an investor with Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund created to accelerate the transition to clean energy and a clean economy. Libby has over 15 years of experience in clean energy and technology including multiple startups and executive roles in leading energy companies.

    Libby started her career spinning technology out of MIT, and co-founded a company focused on energy and cold-chain infrastructure in Africa and India. She then developed solar energy technologies at SunPower, and helped build Alion Energy, a solar company funded by Sequoia.

    Libby served as the founding Director of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she established new research in advanced manufacturing across the department, and worked across agencies to establish Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, new research centers focused on advanced manufacturing.
    Following this role, Libby led clean technology innovation across GE as the Global Director of Ecomagination Innovation. Through Ecomagination, GE invested over $20B in clean innovation and generated over $300B in revenue. In this role, Libby led the development of new products, business models, and global partnerships to address challenges in water, energy, and transportation.

    Libby has served as an ex-officio member of the Secretary of Commerce Manufacturing Council, co-founded the MIT Energy Club, and serves on the founding board of the Boston Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. Libby holds a BS & MS from MIT.