Marianne Wu is a Partner at MDV where she focuses on Cleantech investments. These typically involve significant technology or business model breakthroughs applied to large, evolving markets such as solar, biofuels and chemicals, clean coal, energy efficiency and water treatment and management. She leverages a decade of technology development and business experience to help entrepreneurs build meaningful, successful businesses. At MDV, she works closely with a number of the portfolio companies including ZeaChem and Catilin.
Prior to joining MDV, Marianne was VP Marketing at ONI Systems where she was responsible for product strategy and market development. Earlier in her career, Marianne was a consultant at McKinsey and Company where she advised major technology clients on strategic and operational issues. Marianne has conducted state-of-the-art research in materials, devices, and systems at Stanford University and started her career as a design engineer at Nortel Networks where she developed high-speed networking technologies.
She is a member of the Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA) VC Group, Environmental Entrepreneurs, and is on the Advisory Committee of the Western Governors' Association.
Marianne earned both her doctoral and master's degrees from the School of Engineering at Stanford University and her bachelor's in Applied Science at the University of British Columbia.
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|Oct 4, 2007||Gigaom - The Top 10 Women in Cleantech|