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Rodrigo Prudencio (he/him)

Managing Partner, Propeller VC

As the Managing Partner of Propeller, Rodrigo leads investments and guides the fund’s strategy and overall operations. Rodrigo most recently was the co-founder of Amazon’s $2Bn Climate Pledge Fund, and previously ran the four-year Alexa Accelerator. While at Amazon, Rodrigo was responsible for over 40 investments in early stage startups innovating across areas of climate-tech and voice and ambient computer technologies. Earlier in his career, Rodrigo was a partner at Nth Power, the first venture capital fund to focus on energy technology startups, and was later the founder of Shuddle. Rodrigo served as a senior aide to the U.S. Department of State and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Kyoto Conference of the Parties on Climate Change. He received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College. He bikes more than he drives, likes to fly fish in fresh and saltwater, and he is never shy about sharing his passion for sourdough baking.

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