Jessy Rivest

Jessy is a Partner at Khosla Ventures focused on investments in climate tech and non-obvious methods of mitigating climate change.

Prior to KV, Jessy ran the cleantech practice at Xerox PARC, where she founded and managed internal startups in areas including air conditioning, methane pyrolysis and battery manufacturing, and oversaw a research portfolio that spanned ocean carbon capture, food freshness sensing, automotive recycling, and transparent insulation. Jessy also worked as an engineer at Evergreen Solar manufacturing string-ribbon silicon wafers, and at The Molecular Foundry modifying the surface chemistry of battery electrodes and characterizing the size-dependence of crystallographic phase transitions at the nano-scale.

Jessy holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, both in mechanical engineering.

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    Granted patents
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    Placement at the American Birkebeiner Kortelopet ski competition
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    Performance in a Broadway show: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with Donny Osmond
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