Marianna Grossman is Founder and Managing Partner of Minerva Ventures, a consultancy focused on solutions for a resilient future. Minerva advises companies and communities on climate risk, adaptation and resilience, and guides clean tech startups in circular economy, water, energy, remediation, finance and climate restoration. Marianna brings people and institutions together across sectors to collaborate, invent and implement solutions that enhance sustainability and address the consequences of climate change. Previously, Marianna led Sustainable Silicon Valley, before that she worked in the automotive, computer, and semiconductor industries, and advised tech startups. Service positions include: California’s Climate Adaptation Action Plan Technical Advisory Group 2016; Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable; the international Balaton Group, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; ClimateMusic Project; the Sustainability Committee for the 50th Super Bowl, Environmental Entrepreneurs and, climate action councils for the cities of Palo Alto and Mountain View. She earned a BA in Policy Studies from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Yale School of Management.