Monday, October 15, 2007

Jennifer Fonstad -- DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures

Jennifer Fonstad, a managing director at Draper Fischer Jurvetson and DFJ's representative to the joint investment committee recently established with Tamir Fishman Ventures, discusses cleantech in a lengthy interview with Globes.

Fonstad, recently featured in an article on biofuels that appeared in the Venture Capital Journal, is enthusiastic about cleantech investment opportunities in Israel. She reports that DFJ portfolio company BrightSource Energy acquired Luz II, a Jerusalem-based developer of utility-scale solar power plants. GreenFuel Technologies, another DJF portfolio company, is working in Israel to develop a biofuel system. Fonstad singled out clean water technologies as an example of a sector where Israel is a global leader.