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Jill Watz

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Jill Watz, Independent Director

  • Jill is Managing Director of Ascian Technology Advisors, offering advisory services on business strategy, technology development, operational management and financing for early and growth-stage companies in the energy technology and natural resource sectors

  • Jill is a Senior Advisor to AltaRock Energy, a Khosla Ventures backed geothermal technology development company focused on bringing the next generation of advanced geothermal resources to scale

  • From 2008-2014, Jill served as a Venture Partner for Vulcan Capital, the $10 billion investment arm of Paul G Allen’s family foundation. At Vulcan, Jill was responsible for investment strategy, due diligence and portfolio management in the clean technology sector

  • Jill previously was with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in a variety of research and management roles for science and technology development in national security, intelligence, energy and climate

  • Jill has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California and S.M. degrees in both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology