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I have the occasional interesting thing to say about our world, climate, tech, and personal growth (and travails). Plus year-end top ten books lists! And, if you can find it, some music.

Who am I?

I am a recovering New Yorker who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Something about most of my interests can be found scattered across these pages.

I am the co-founder of Amasia, a venture capital firm with offices in the Bay Area and Singapore. I invest in companies that help fight the climate crisis and enhance sustainability, through behavior change. I’ve written a book on my personal journey of revelation about the climate crisis. And my firm offers a course on behavior change for climate founders.

I serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and as Chair of the Board of Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences. I serve on the Advisory Council of the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University. I serve on the board of Goodwill San Francisco Bay. I have been the seed funder and board member of several NGOs over the years including Magic Bus, an NGO that works with 500,000 at-risk children in South Asia.

A (slightly) lengthier bio can be found here.

And here is a bonus photo of my neurotic pooch, Rio:

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VC: climate and sustainability at Amasia. Service: Penn trustee, Penn Arts and Sciences board chair, SF Goodwill board. Learning: Stanford MLA student. Climate 🎤: inourhands.earth, futureverse.earth. Blog: insights.amasia.vc, ramanan.com.